Murder Mystery Night!


Colchester Castle

From £35.00

Suitable for Adults

After Hours, Bookable Event

About this Event

From 7.30 pm – 10 pm

Doors open at 7.30 pm, with an 8:15 pm start. Latecomers will not be admitted.

A murder mystery night, Roman style! Don your togas (optional, of course!) and get ready for a night of vitriol, vendettas, and vestal virgins. Enjoy a warm welcome with bubbles and nibbles. We also have a bar where you can purchase additional drinks throughout the evening. So get out the toga, polish up your sleuthing skills, and join us!

The scene is set in Ancient Rome, 54 AD, and the Emperor Claudius has issues. His third wife has been suspiciously quick to agree to a divorce, his mistress is a little too close to her ghastly son, his chief eunuch is behaving very strangely, and the Senate appear determined to thwart him at every turn… Thus begins a murderous comedy of politics, plumbing, and peanuts.

Brush off your detective skills and join us for an unforgettable night in the atmospheric setting of Europe’s Largest Norman Keep!

This event is suitable for ages 18+.

For a schedule of the night, directions to the museum and answers to many other questions, see our Frequently Asked Questions.

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


£35 per person

How to Book

Pre-booking is required. Please call Colchester Castle on 01206 282939. Our lines are open from 10 am – 4:30 pm.

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