Relaxed Opening

30/07/2024 - 27/08/2024

Colchester Castle

Included in admission

Suitable for Everyone

Special, Outside normal opening times

About this Event

Sessions running from 9:30 to 10:30 on:
– 30 July
– 6 August
– 13 August
– 20 August
– 27 August

These sessions are suitable for visitors with ASD, providing an opportunity for them to explore the museum at a quieter time. We aim to minimise sensory stimulation in the galleries by turning off audio and visuals and providing a sensory space off the main gallery.

Ear defenders, visual guides and twiddlemuffs are free of charge from the Museum’s reception.

You can learn more about our autism-friendly resources by visiting our Access page.

Suitable for ages 4+.

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


This event is included as part of Castle admission.

How to Book

No booking is required.

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