Relaxed Opening


Colchester Castle

Included in admission

Suitable for Families


About this Event

Enjoy a little calm at the Castle and join us on the first Sunday of the month for a Relaxed Opening.

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 on the galleries by turning off audio and visuals, whilst providing a sensory space off the main gallery. Visitors are welcome to stay after 12pm, but after this time audio-visuals will be restarted.

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

You can find out more about our autism friendly resources by visiting our Access page.


This event is included as part of Castle admission.

How to Book

Booking not required – just buy your ticket to the Castle when you arrive.