Knightzzz at the Museum  |  Schools + Groups

Suitable for all key stages

Bring your class or after school group to Colchester Castle for the night and take learning to a whole new level.

Join us and experience the museum after dark and explore carefully selected historical themes from ‘Roman Invaders’ to ‘Life in a Castle’. 

Children will have the chance to discover the museum’s galleries before sleeping in the wonderful setting of Europe’s Largest Norman Keep!

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Choose between two exciting packages and learn about the Romans in Colchester or uncover the stories of the people who once called Colchester Castle their home.


  • Explore hidden parts of Colchester Castle as a guide takes you back in time to unlock the secrets of the past.
  • Work together and enjoy exciting hands-on activity sessions.
  • Learn about the lives of people of Colchester and the differences from life today.
  • Test your knowledge with a fun and exciting quiz.
  • Get hands on with history as your group get to hold real objects from the past.

Explore the Galleries

  • Exciting new displays, interactive exhibits and gallery trails help your pupils explore the museum.
  • Interactive displays include Iron Age and Roman villa areas with handling objects.
  • Get hands on with our interactive chariot ride.
  • Look inside the Castle model and see what it may have been like when people lived here.
  • Work as a team to build a Medieval arch.


  • Settle in for the night amongst over 2,000 years of incredible history.
  • Wake in the morning to a cold light breakfast (dietary requirements can be discussed at the time of booking).


Colchester Castle


3pm – 9am

From £29.50 per child


On the Day Pack
Risk Assessment
Floor Plan


Coach drop off

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Please call 01206 282939

Things to note

Please note, this package is bespoke. We work around your group size and needs to produce a sleepover event that really works for you. Our team will talk through your options and construct the evening at the time of booking.

All school and group visits must be booked in advance.

Trips can also be arranged for children involved in after school clubs such as Scouts, Brownies, Guides, Cubs, Beavers and many more.

Our friendly team at the Castle will be happy to discuss package prices. Please call 01206 282939 to find out more.

A minimum charge may apply.

Prices are valid until 31st March 2024.

Sleepover Badge


Join our very exclusive Knightzzz club!

Anyone who spends a night inside Colchester Castle can mark the occasion with this extra special badge. Badges cost just £2 each and can be purchased the following morning from the Castle gift shop, or pre ordered by schools and organised groups.


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