Big TV Weekend: Day Events

06/04/2024 - 07/04/2024

Colchester Castle

Included in admission

Suitable for Everyone

Events, Talks and Tours, After Hours

About this Event

10 AM to 4:30 PM on Saturday, 6 April and 11 AM to 4:40 PM on Sunday, 7 April

This daytime weekend event is a special extension of our Thunderbirds and Co: The Joy of Puppetry exhibition, offering a unique daytime adventure into the world of puppetry.

Memorabilia and props from more television classics will be available for viewing only during this weekend. Join us and experts to discover more about the puppets and the people behind them.

This interactive event promises to deepen your appreciation of puppetry arts. It’s a perfect outing for families and enthusiasts alike, offering an up-close look at pieces not featured in the main exhibition.

This event is appropriate for ages 6+

For useful information, such as how to find us and what facilities Colchester Castle has, we recommend reading our Access information: Access at the Castle


A stylised white line drawing of a face in profile is centred on a deep blue background. The face is depicted by a pair of hands framing the features, with fingers representing the contours of the face, including the brow, nose, lips, and chin. To the right of this image, the words "Headway Essex" are written in bold, white, capitalised font, increasing in size from top to bottom. The design is minimalist, using negative space effectively to suggest the facial features within the hands.

This exhibition and events will be supporting Headway Essex


This event is included as part of Castle admission.

How to Book

No booking required.

What's On


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