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Colchester Castle Museum

Closed Now: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Open today: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Fun way to learn about Colchester’s history

Lovely local museum, bringing history to life with lots of interesting exhibits and activities. If... read more

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Canterbury, United Kingdom

Visited today, excellent museum lots of the kids to touch they live the arch building. We had some... read more

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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
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Castle Park, Colchester CO1 1TJ, England
+44 1206 282939
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Reviewed today

Lovely local museum, bringing history to life with lots of interesting exhibits and activities. If you have time and aren’t afraid of basements, do the shelter tour!

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

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!

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed yesterday

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.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank klaracubelic
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

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.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank David B
Reviewed 5 days ago

Lots of interesting and well displayed information, much suitable for kids to interact with. Make sure you go on the excellent tour for only £3 extra.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank kevinE3565NE
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Kate S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An interesting insight into Colchesters Roman history. Many artifacts and exhibits to enjoy. Also plenty to keep younger minds occupied.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Jim H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank kathy c
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Date of experience: December 2018
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