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Colchester Castle

Colchester Castle will be closed over the Christmas period from Monday 24th-Thursday 27th December 2018 and Tuesday 1st January 2019.  Normal opening hours apply at all other times.

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Making a visit

Opening Times

  • Monday – Saturday
    10.00am – 5.00pm
    Last admission 4.30pm
  • Sunday
    11.00am – 5.00pm
    Last admission 4.30pm

 

 

Tours

Of the roof and Roman vaults 

  • Adult – £3.00
  • Child – £1.50

The last tour is at 2pm between October – March and 3pm between April – September 

Admission + Resident Pass Prices

  • Adult (inc. Seniors) – £9.95
  • Child (aged 4-16) – £4.95
  • Qualifying concession – £4.95*
  • Student – £6.50
  • Saver ticket – £23.00 – £25.00**

 

*Disabled visitors and a carer; welfare benefit recipients and serving Military personnel – proof of reduced entrance fee status required and may be requested on entry.

**£23.00 for 2 x adults and 1 x child or concession OR 1 x adult and 3 x children or concessions. £25.00 for 2 x adults and 2 x children or concessions. 

Downloadable Resources

Brief History of Colchester Castle

Information

Downloadable Resources

Brief History of Colchester Castle

Information

 

Admission tickets, Resident Passes and guided tours can be purchased at the Castle on the day.

Group visits of 12 people or more must be booked in advance. Please contact us and we will be happy to help you.

Prices valid until 31 March 2019.

 

 

Castle Membership

What Is It?

The excellent value Castle Pass scheme provides annual admission to Colchester Castle for a great price!

Come back as many times as you like to see how the exhibits and digital aspects change over time.

Benefits

  • 10% off in the Castle gift shop
  • Priority entrance at selected annual free entry events
  • Special offers / discounts throughout the year
  • Buy 1 Get 1 Free for the Camulodunum to Colchester town walking tour

Prices

  • Adult Pass – £18.50
  • Child Pass (aged 4- 16) – £12.50
  • Reduced Entry Adult Pass – £12.50*
  • Joint Adult Pass – £33.00
  • Family Pass – £49.00**

*Disabled visitors, full-time students 17+, welfare benefit recipients; and serving military personnel – proof of reduced price status is required.

**2 x adults and 2 x children OR 1 x adult and 3 x children.

Getting Here

Colchester Castle Museum, Castle Park, Colchester CO1 1TJ.

Contact Us

Colchester Castle Museum

By Car

Sat Nav – please use CO1 1UG.

To reach Colchester by road, exit the A12 at junction 27 and follow the signs to the town centre.

There are spaces for disabled badge holders by Castle Park in Museum Street, and places in the High Street.

Parking is available in the nearby Priory Street and Britannia car parks, which are just a few minutes from Colchester Castle, Hollytrees Museum and Natural History Museum. For more information, visit www.colchester.gov.uk/parking for all Colchester’s car parks.

 

By Train

Colchester is just 58 minutes on the main train line from London or Norwich.  Arriving at Colchester Main station, the museums are just a 20 minute walk or a short bus ride to the town centre.

Arriving at Colchester Town station the museums are a 10 minute walk from Colchester Town railway station, up Queens Street and St Botolphs Street.

By Bus

The museums are a 10 minute walk from the main bus station on Osborne Street.

Find Your Way

Colchester Castle Museum and Hollytrees Museum are located at the end of the High Street.  The Natural History Museum is situated opposite the main gates to Colchester Castle Park.

Facilities And Accessibility

Every effort has been made to make Colchester Castle a great place to visit for everybody.

For details on what to expect, you can download our Visual Story. This document is currently being tested and we welcome any feedback you might have.

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.

Facilities include:

 

  • Two accessible lifts.
  • Disabled parking available nearby.
  • Audio guide description facilities.
  • Tactile/braille maps.
  • Guide and helping dogs are welcome.
  • Baby changing facilities.

 

  • Ear defenders available on request.
  • Ladies, gents and accessible toilets.

  • School lunchroom available for packed lunches (at weekends).

  • Vending facilities for drinks and snacks.

  • Castle gift shop for mementos, gifts and more.

 

Downloadable Resources

Downloadable Resources

  • Two accessible lifts

  • Disabled parking available nearby

  • Audio guide description facilities

  • Tactile/braille maps

  • Baby changing facilities
  • Refurbished ladies/gents and accessible toilets

  • School lunchroom available for packed lunches (at weekends)

  • Vending facilities for drinks and snacks

  • Castle gift shop for mementos, gifts and more 

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