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Colchester Castle Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Interesting castle

Really interesting castle with a museum inside to explain everything. Good blend between an... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Wickford, United Kingdom
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A wonderful Norman castle

One of the Smaller castles in England but don’t let that detract from the fascinating history that... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Colchester, 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 2 days ago via mobile

Really interesting castle with a museum inside to explain everything. Good blend between an exciting castle and a museum to keep everyone interested. Worth a look around.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the Smaller castles in England but don’t let that detract from the fascinating history that lies within.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Hubby and I just popped in here to kill some time and was so impressed with what we found. The information and displays were excellent. So much more to look at than we thought there was going to be. We were approached by a volunteer...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank smithy10smithy
Reviewed 1 week ago

They were both built by Gundulf of Rochester, and this is not the only thing Colchester Castle’s sharing. It’s built on top of Colchester’s Roman temple, burnt down by Boudica’s revolt in the 60s. First century. Which means it is ‘the’ place of Colchester –...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank thejonpage
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum is made for kids. Every detail is put to educate kids and get as much involved in it. This includes medieval costumes, cooking bowls, interactive screen, touchable exhibitions. The place provides as well video explanations and great dungeons. It is great as well...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank herewegoagainblog
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

At nearly £10 per adult and then and extra £3 if you wanted a tour we felt like this was quite expensive. The Collection in Lincoln has very similar exhibits and it's free.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank James C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed our visit to Colchester Castle. The museum was really well laid out, with well kept displays, lots of information and incredible artefacts - some more than 3000 years old! There was also loads of interactive and fun stuff for children to do...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank bexster100
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely way to spend a couple of hours - staff very helpful and exhibits laid out beautifully and clearly labelled. The building itself is in wonderful condition and quite awesome and the whole is set in a lovely, extensive park which is well maintained and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Shaun D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely local museum, bringing history to life with lots of interesting exhibits and activities. If you have time and aren’t afraid of basements, do the shelter tour!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank DevonB24
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited today, excellent museum lots of the kids to touch they live the arch building. We had some questions and they couldn't have been more helpful, so knowledgeable and interesting. Thank you the boys loved it!

Date of experience: January 2019
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