We are committed to enabling access for everybody to all of our venues. For example, we have:

  • accessible toilets in all venues
  • accessible lifts at Colchester Castle and Hollytrees
  • reduced admission to Colchester Castle for carers
  • ear defenders available to visitors
  • tactile/braille maps at Colchester Castle

On occasions parts of our buildings may not be accessible to everyone, please speak to a member of staff for more information.

We are currently developing Visual Stories and Floor Plans for our venues. When completed, these resources will be available on the venue pages, please follow the links below.

Our museums can get busy. If you would like to visit at a quieter time, please call Colchester Castle on 01206 282939 for more information and to find out about our Relaxed Openings.


Colchester Castle

A visit to Colchester Castle is better than ever before with interactive displays and star exhibits, like the Colchester Gladiator Vase and Fenwick Hoard of Roman treasure. 

Hollytrees Museum

Enjoy 300 years of history in this beautiful Georgian townhouse through hands-on exhibits and displays. Discover what family life was life for the rich and the poor.

Natural History Museum

Get up close to nature and find out more about wildlife habitats, biodiversity and climate change at this family-friendly museum. 

Where will your adventure start?