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“Great outing in bad weather”

Colchester Castle Museum
Ranked #11 of 85 things to do in Colchester
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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
Useful Information: Stairs / elevator, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Activities for older children
Reviewed January 11, 2011

It took me a whole day to go round the museum and that was without doing the tour or looking at the prison. You can leave the museum and come back again the same day (without buying another ticker) which is convenient as there is no cafe. Very interesting displays but maybe not enough to keep children amused for very long.

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Reviewed June 8, 2009

This was a nice local museum focusing on Colchester's history from prehistoric time though the Victorian Age. It was well organized and centrally located.

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