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Colchester Castle Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Go for the extra tour on the roof and in the air shelter!

The castle is a fun museum. Lots of kids there with class groups. There were good displays... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Fantastic and worth doing the guided the tour

Was a great castle loads of stuff to see but i would pay the extra and do the guided tour taking... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Lowestoft, 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...more
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Castle Park, Colchester CO1 1TJ, England
+44 1206 282939
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Reviewed yesterday

The castle is a fun museum. Lots of kids there with class groups. There were good displays. Enjoyed the tour around areas closed to the general public.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank From_LG
Reviewed yesterday

Was a great castle loads of stuff to see but i would pay the extra and do the guided tour taking you under the castle inside the foundations of the roman temple that was there, then onto the roof for another door was very good...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Colchester castle is a must see. Tourists will love it, but if you live local and not seen it in a few years then you must make the time as it has changed so much

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Barbara F
Reviewed 1 week ago

We found Colchester overall a very interesting place. FULL of history, right in front of you, but also a busy and active city. The castle and museum is a must-see. Great exhibits, and the extra 3 pounds for the tour is worth it... you get...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ZuzuMaine
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is plenty to see here, especially if you go on a guided tour of the Roman foundations and the Norman castle roof. The history of the Roman temple which the castle now stands on is fantastic

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank The_Gentleman_Jim
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is a lot to see in Colchester castle museum. Among many other things they have some very impressive iron age and Roman exhibits and the story of Boadicea. You also get to experience the inside of the Norman keep and see how it was...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Andrew R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We did the guided tour of the foundations and the roof. The tour guide was very knowledgeable about the castle,the history of Colchester and early Britons. Well worth the entry fee, must see.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank MaryGSurrey
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great visit and we all learnt lots we will go back again as our visit was so enjoyable and educational this is a must for everyone

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank unhappy066
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A Castle packed with interesting exhibits. Staff who were wandering around were friendly enough, however not so friendly at Entrance / Ticket Desk (please read below). Visited with Family who were staying from overseas. Thought that a trip to the Castle would be a good...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank TriniDunc
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I used to live near Colchester and this was always a popular day trip when I had guests. It's really well done and you can learn a lot if you're prepared to read the information labels at the exhibits, which take you on a trip...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Annette M
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2 November 2018|
Response from LINDA C | Reviewed this property |
It’s a lovely park yes there’s plenty of flowers to see and the poppy centenary tank and figures are wonderful, it’s well worth a visit.
Bertha R
9 July 2017|
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As far as I rember yes they do.
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yes there is