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Colchester Castle is the largest Norman Keep in Europe. Constructed on the foundations of the Temple of Claudius, built when Colchester was the first Roman capital of Britain, the Castle Museum today reveals many fascinating layers of history to...more
All reviews guided tour iron age chariot race interactive displays roman period on display castle museum roman times vending machine civil war interesting visit school children local history all ages worth a visit few hours couple of hours
Visited today, excellent museum lots of the kids to touch they live the arch building. We had some questions and they couldn't have been more helpful, so knowledgeable and interesting. Thank you the boys loved it!
When visiting Colchester you must visit this museum. I had a great time here because most of the exhibitions are interactive. You can have a lot of fun trying clothes, hats or even have a try at riding old carriage.
Brilliant use of an ancient monument with such an interesting history. I would strongly recommend the guided tour of the roman foundations and the roof. A wonderful selection of artifacts on display with accompanying information. Thoroughly enjoyable and educational visit. A real bonus for Colchester.
It's over forty years since I visited the castle, in my twentys, and what a change! This museum is a delight to visit and wander through the history of the town and local area. Fantastic displays of incredible finds from excavations all over the town....More
Took my grandsons aged 6 and 4 on a horrible wet day. The children had a fantastic time, dressing up, feeling and examining the exhibits where this was allowed, and being scared (in a good way) in the dungeon. The shop was popular too!
Initially we went to Harwich but everything was shut! (31st Dec) so tried Colchester Castle. Arrived just before the tour, cost £3 on top of entrance fee. Tour is Down to basement then up on the roof. Guide Anne was very good, entertaining and very...More
I have been to the castle twice in thirteen months. Each time it has been a thoroughly enjoyable experience. For an extra three pounds you can go on a guided tour which takes you to the Roman cellars, and up onto the twentieth century roof....More