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Colchester Castle Museum

Castle Park, Colchester CO1 1TJ, England
+44 1206 282939
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Amazing history. Went on guided tour of castel. Guide explained all history front iron age ,roman... read more

Reviewed today
Cheryl J
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History comes alive

This is a fantastic building with more history than almost anywhere in the country. Sitting on the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
stevetaylor1972
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Colchester, United Kingdom
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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 visitors. Archaeological collections of international quality covering 2,500 years of history are beautifully showcased, including of the most important Roman finds in Britain
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  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“guided tour” (65 reviews)
“iron age” (23 reviews)
“chariot race” (26 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Castle Park, Colchester CO1 1TJ, England
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+44 1206 282939
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Reviewed today via mobile

Amazing history. Went on guided tour of castel. Guide explained all history front iron age ,roman, saxons to the present day. Very enjoyable experience

Thank Cheryl J
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is a fantastic building with more history than almost anywhere in the country. Sitting on the site of an original roman temple from when Colchester was the capital of England this Norman Castle has seen the Middle Ages, the Civil War, being used as...More

Thank stevetaylor1972
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Toilets were terrible and you don't want to know what was on them. There aren't much places to sit down. Elsewhere it was quite boring. You can go there, at least...

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Reviewed 4 days ago

You need a good couple of hours to go round this.. It begins with prehistoric area and focuses very much on Roman and Iron Age era but the prisons where the so called Witches were kept in the 1600s holds a very special atmosphere. Its...More

Thank Julie B
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dropped in here today to find out more about the annual ticket for Colchester residents. As long as you live in the borough you can buy an adult ticket £9.95 and gain access to the Castle for free for a year. Great offer but as...More

Thank Yorkshirelass205
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great guided tour of the roman temple and then up to the roof with a knowledgeable and amusing guide. The permanent collection is full of wonderful treasures with good curation.

Thank David R
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots of family fun with plenty to see. Members of staff were there to explain the displays. We especially liked the tablet (cost £1 extra) which allowed you to visualise different parts of the display-so informative.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

A very worthwhile and interesting time to be had. You are encouraged to touch things and try costumes and helmets on. Very well presented and so much thought has gone in to getting children involved and interested in the history of the castle and Colchester....More

Thank lynpolly
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Been many times here and always enjoy it. We done the virtual tour last time and my son absolutely loved it. Would recommend ages 4-+ to really enjoy it my little one was a little restless he still enjoyed it but would say to fully...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Plenty to see and do in this museum. Lots of interactive displays plus activities. Both of us had a go at racing a chariot; both crashed! Tour - extra £3 - well worth it. See the foundations and roof top walk. Lots of background to...More

Thank missyhall
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As far as I rember yes they do.
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Hi Joanne H, There is an entry charge for the Castle Museum, detailed below: Adult (inc Seniors) £7.60 Child (Aged 4-16) £4.75 Reduced Entrance Fee - Disabled visitors and a carer; full-time students 17+; welfare... More
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