Built on the foundations of the Roman Temple of Claudius, Colchester Castle is the largest Norman keep ever constructed. The museum takes you through 2000 years of history with incredible collections ...

Colchester Castle
Castle Park, Colchester Essex CO1 1TJ
Colchester

Colchester Castle


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Built on the foundations of the Roman Temple of Claudius, Colchester Castle is the largest Norman keep ever constructed. The museum takes you through 2000 years of history with incredible collections and interactive displays.

We are working hard and following Government guidance to protect our visitors and staff. So, when you come to Colchester Castle, things might look a little different. We are also asking visitors to book a ticket in advance for a timed entry. For further information about the changes and how to book, please visit our website.

Find us at...

  • Colchester Castle
  • Castle Park
  • Colchester
  • Essex
  • CO1 1TJ

Our family-friendly offer

Colchester Castle is brought to life though a wide range of interactive displays, child-friendly trails and digital interpretation. 

We welcome breastfeeding, have baby changing facilities and a lunchroom available for packed lunches at weekends.

Following our closure due to Covid-19, we have tried to keep as many of our fun interactive experiences available. Some interactives and areas of the museum may be inaccessible however, due to the current safety guidelines.


Accessibility

Every effort has been made to make Colchester Castle a great place to visit for everybody. Facilities include accessible lifts and toilets, seating throughout the museum, and ear defenders and twiddlemuffs available on request. For details on what to expect, you can watch our short Autism-Friendly film or download our Visual Story.

Unfortunately, due to the nature of the building, guided tours may be inaccessible for anyone with mobility difficulties. Please contact us and we will be happy to help you.

Please note, following our closure due to Covid-19, some of our regular facilities may be temporarily unavailable. For further details, please visit our website or contact us on 01206 282939.

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