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Colchester Castle Museum

Colchester, Essex, England

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Attraction Information

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Suitable for ages: Babies and Toddlers (0-3), Young Children (4-8) and Older Children (9-12)

Venue type: Outdoor

At Colchester Castle Museum follow in the footsteps of Roman soldiers, Norman invaders, the Witchfinder General and the devastation of Queen Boudica!

In fact you can explore over 2000 years of some of the most important events in British history in this magnificent Castle! There is so much to discover for both the casual visitor and even more so for school agers doing extra credit reports. Someone's getting a gold star when they go back to school!

Your family can feel a part of history as you experience the rise and fall of this town's past through internationally significant stories and objects. Why was Colchester so rich during the Roman occupation and how did it come to such a destructive end? Come and find out!

Explore the fascinating galleries and touch real Roman pottery, feel the weight of Roman armour and wonderfully for the kids you can also try on medieval hats, shoes and costumes, plus enjoy brass rubbings, get trendy in a toga and much more: so don't forget to bring your camera!


  • Picnics Allowed Picnics Allowed
  • Restaurant Onsite Restaurant Onsite
  • Snacks Available Snacks Available
  • Toilets Available Toilets Available
  • Baby Changing Available Baby Changing Available
  • Disabled Toilets Available Disabled Toilets Available
  • Parking Available Nearby Parking Available Nearby

Getting There and Contact Information


Castle Park, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1TJ, England


Click here to visit Colchester Castle Museum's website
01206 282939

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

Monday to Saturday 10:00 - 17:00
Sunday 11:00 - 17:00


General Admission
Adults: £9.95
Kids (4-16): £4.95
Family (2 adults, 2 kids OR 1 adult, 3 kids): £23.00

Last Entry

30 minutes before attraction closes


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