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Colchester Castle Museum

Castle Park, Colchester CO1 1TJ, England
+44 1206 282939
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Lovely museum

Loads of things to see. They have made it very kid friendly as well which can make it loud. Price... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Martin S
Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
via mobile
Amazing history, best guided tour

We are visiting lots of castles lately and I thought this castle is the best. The history of Romans... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Suffolk, 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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  • Very good30%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“guided tour” (62 reviews)
“iron age” (23 reviews)
“roman period” (15 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Castle Park, Colchester CO1 1TJ, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Loads of things to see. They have made it very kid friendly as well which can make it loud. Price is good and you can go back as many times as you like that day.

Thank Martin S
Reviewed 6 days ago

We are visiting lots of castles lately and I thought this castle is the best. The history of Romans and Normans are amazing, the facility and activities for children are well equipped, my 7years old enjoyed interactive tablet hire for only £1. I am glad...More

Thank mmkitty
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited the castle with family visiting the area. Had not visited for many years but what a transformation! Lucky enough to hold a student card so got student discount on price of entry . The experience is fantastic totally interactive and caters for all age...More

Thank HTW46
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Better than we thought. Interactive fixtures at every turn, activities and questions for the kids, light/sound shows, helpful staff, clear informative exhibits. Well resourced shop too.

Thank lmnop_12
Reviewed 1 week ago

Well-filled museum and well laid out, telling the story of late Iron Age and Roman period for the Colchester area; less material for later periods but some interesting material for medieval period and civil war. Child friendly. Excellent guides to the castle and to Colchester,...More

Thank Susan B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There is a lot of information to read and a lot to learn. It is great for families with younger children as there are many interactive exhibits.

Thank bonjovi27
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited the castle after living in Colchester my whole life and never visiting. I also took my American partner with me as he loves everything historical, however we were sadly disappointed. First off, we only paid £9 for the both of us due to...More

Thank Jess M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting, we all managed to spend a full morning there. I dident really no a lot about Colchester before i went on. Lots of things to do with dead and cremated people which the kids liked. ☺

1  Thank Sean P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

really nice place to go if you’re interested in history. actually quite a fun place. hygienic and full of activities.

Thank anais123455
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Another great British museum, this one has plenty of history on the local area. Some highlights include the coin hoards, discussion of the castle, the prison and the various finds from the local area.

Thank JeffroNZ
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Bertha R
8 July 2017|
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Response from donaldmchugh | Reviewed this property |
As far as I rember yes they do.
Maria B
3 February 2017|
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Response from KiaraDebbie | Reviewed this property |
yes there is
Joanne H
17 August 2016|
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Response from Colchester B | Property representative |
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