Visiting Colchester Castle
Colchester Castle will be welcoming visitors from Wednesday 2nd December.
Please note, we will be closed for Christmas from the 24th – 27th December, as well as on New Years Day.
We are working hard and following Government guidance to protect our visitors and staff. Please follow the link below for the latest updates.
A visit to Colchester Castle is better than ever before with interactive displays and star exhibits, like the Colchester Gladiator Vase and Fenwick Hoard of Roman treasure.
Have a go at building a Norman archway, dressing as an Iron Age Briton or steering a Roman chariot. Be wowed as a large scale projection transforms the east wall with light and sound.
Tours, led by expert guides, are offered daily and can take you down into the Roman vaults and up onto the Castle roof.
Plan Your Visit
Monday – Saturday
10.00am – 5.00pm
Last admission 4.30pm
11.00am – 5.00pm
Last admission 4.30pm
Adult (inc. Seniors): £10.00
Child (aged 4-16): £5.95
Qualifying concession: £6.95*
2 x adults plus 1 x child or concession: £23.00
1 x adult plus 3 x children or concession: £25.00
2 x adults plus 2 x children or concessions: £28.00
*Visitors who are registered disabled and a carer; welfare benefit recipients and serving Military personnel – proof of reduced entrance fee status required and may be requested on entry.
Prices valid until 31 March 2021.
Our museum shop offers a wide range of products, from activity books for children to jewellery inspired by the Fenwick Hoard, games and fancy dress to replica Roman objects. Whether you’re looking for a memento or the perfect gift, we have something for all tastes and budgets.
Every effort has been made to make Colchester Castle a great place to visit for everybody.
Unfortunately, due to the nature of the building, guided tours may be inaccessible for anyone with mobility difficulties. Please contact us and we will be happy to help you.
Our regular facilities are listed below. Please note, following our closure due to Covid-19, some things may be temporarily unavailable. For further details, please click here
Colchester Castle Autism-Friendly Tour
This short film will highlight some of the key sensory features of your visit to Colchester Castle. We recommend visitors with particular sensory needs, such as people with ASD or dementia, watch this film before they come. It is also useful for anyone who could benefit seeing what the venue is like before making a visit.