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Colchester Castle Museum

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Great museum

My 6 and 2 year old really enjoyed this museum. Lots for kids to do, including worksheet and tablet... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
liquidskin2000
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London, United Kingdom
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Sunday out

Day out with kids, some history to see. Kids loved it. Nice walk around.would recoment to see and... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
lijalija39
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London, 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
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All reviews guided tour iron age chariot race interactive displays roman period on display roman times vending machine civil war interesting visit local history school children all ages worth a visit couple of hours great for kids visiting colchester
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My 6 and 2 year old really enjoyed this museum. Lots for kids to do, including worksheet and tablet activities. They especially liked the dressing up.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank liquidskin2000
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Day out with kids, some history to see. Kids loved it. Nice walk around.would recoment to see and spend few hours

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank lijalija39
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here on a whim not too sure what to expect, but as this city is the hub of the Romans stay there was alot of history to view..... plenty of artefacts too view, a big up to Boudacia for putting the Romans in their...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum is well set out, good history. Right in the middle of Colchester. Guided tours are possible.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank pauline l
Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked all around the exterior of this castle and were stunned by the beauty of all the Norman work which reuses a lot of Roman bricks, tiles etc. Its situation, in a gorgeous park, also adds to its attractiveness. We were a little short...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Michael C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Long queue to get in. The castle had a promotional day with a "dragon" to tame and other activities. The castle was over crowded especially around the dragon who could barely move let alone roar. It was all a bit of a free for all...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank jamessC2128BD
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is much less than meets the eye... from the outside it is a stunning keep, but inside not so much, as somebody said here it is one big room and that's it. If you want to visit the vaults and the roof, i.e....More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Ilasma
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our first visit since the castle reopened some time ago following an extensive revamp. It's not cheap. £10.00 for adults (no concessions for older visitors), and £5.25 for a child. We did buy saver tickets, but it still cost £42.25 for three adults...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank CityBoy50
Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum inside the castle has lots of artifacts. I did feel that it was a bit of a distraction from the castle itself. We did the tour that took us further down than you can go by yourself. Well worth doing.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank boots27
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the castle today expecting great things as other castles in this region are just superb. We were rather underwhelmed by Colchester castle, it does have some interesting bits but is ridiculously over priced for what in essence is one large room (well castle...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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