We are committed to enabling access for everybody to all of our venues.

  • Accessible toilets in all venues.
  • Accessible lifts are available at Colchester Castle and Hollytrees.
  • Reduced admission for carers.
  • Ear defenders available to visitors.
  • Audio guide description facilities are available at Colchester Castle.
  • 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 the museums for more information and to find out about our Relaxed Openings.

Colchester Castle: 01206 282939


Colchester Castle

Visit the museum to have a go at building a Norman archway or steer a chariot.

Or maybe excavate a Roman doctor’s grave.

Hollytrees Museum

Meet many different characters from the past and experience Colchester’s fascinating history.

Discover what family life was life for the rich and the poor.

Natural History Museum

Did you know that there was an earthquake in Colchester in 1884?

Or that mammoths and hippos used to roam this area?

Where will your adventure start?