2for1 or 10% off - save up to £9.95
10% discount off the entry ticket price or 2 for 1 offer for entry after 2.00pm. The 2 for 1 offer excludes high-season period (Saturday 27 July and Sunday 8 September inclusive for 2019). Please note that all the offers are on single entry tickets and do not include the purchase of multi-entry Resident Passes or Memberships.
Colchester Castle- Explore 2,000 years of history
Step inside the award-winning Colchester Castle Museum and uncover over 2,000 years of history.
The Castle, the largest Norman Keep in Europe was built on the foundations of the Roman Temple of Claudius. Now a modern museum it is one of the region’s leading heritage attractions. Step inside and you will find a dynamic mix of hands-on activities, such as virtual Roman Circus chariot racing, digital app reconstructions, child friendly interactive exhibits and games alongside incredible ancient objects that really animate the stories of the past- bringing history to life!
Visitors to the Castle can explore the fascinating story of Colchester, taking a journey through 2000 years of life in Britain’s oldest recorded town. The iconic landmark is full of incredible archaeological finds. These include the 3000 year old Sheepen Cauldron; the tombstone of Roman centurion Marcus Facilis; and the Colchester Vase, one of Roman Britain’s finest pots. Be wowed as a large scale 'son et lumière' projection transforms the east wall with light and sound, exploring more of Colchester’s rich history.
Located in an award-winning, scenic parkland location, Colchester Castle is a magnificent attraction, offering an interactive, fun and engaging experience for young and old alike.
A programme of special activities and events run at the Castle throughout the year, so check out the Colchester Museums website to find out what’s on at www.cimusueums.org.uk/Castle.
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Photo credit: Rodger Tamblyn
Colchester Castle Park, High Street, Colchester