Visiting Colchester Castle
Our team are working hard to make sure that you and your family can safely enjoy the Castle without worry. We are:
+ conducting regular cleaning.
+ asking visitors to wear a face covering unless they are exempt.
+ encouraging visitors to respect others’ personal space whilst visiting our sites, and be mindful when in ‘tighter’ spaces
+ reminding visitors that our interactives are for the enjoyment of everyone and to use hand sanitiser before and after use.
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, steering a Roman chariot or firing our replica ballista at the east wall.
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
10am – 5pm
Suggested last entry 4.30pm
11am – 5pm
Suggested last entry 4.30pm
Adult (inc. Seniors): £11.25
Child (aged 4-16): £6.25
Qualifying concession: £7.25*
2 x adults plus 1 x child or concession: £25.00
1 x adult plus 3 x children or concession: £26.00
2 x adults plus 2 x children or concessions: £30.00
Booking not required
Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Please note we do not currently have space for leaving buggies or scooters.
*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 31st March 2023.
The Castle Pass
Convert your ticket to a Castle Pass and keep coming back for a whole year!
Residents of the Borough can do this at no extra cost. Non residents will need to pay just a few pounds more.
Simply talk to one of our team at the Welcome desk and they will be happy to help.
Our guide will take you down through 2,000 years of history to the Roman Vaults, the foundations of the Temple of Claudius. You will then travel up the Great Stairs, before seeing the unrivalled view of the Colchester from the Castle roof.
Tours run throughout the day and can be booked on arrival. Tickets cost £3.50 per adult and £2 per child after admission to the Castle.
Our interactive tablets are packed with goodies from mini games, to photos and augmented reality showing how some of the Castle spaces might have originally appeared. Simply look out for our tablet signs throughout the Castle for bonus content.
Tablets can be hired from our Welcome desk for just £1.
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.
What You Can See
Support Wicked Spirits?
This exciting new exhibition at Colchester Castle is due to open in July.
With the help of Art Happens, we are raising funds to tell the stories of those imprisoned in the Castle accused of witchcraft. You can support Wicked Spirits? by donating as little as £5.
As a thank you, we have a range of exclusive rewards in return, from exclusive tote bags to private tours and afternoon tea!
Be guided around the displays on a private tour, or crack the clues in our escape experience to break THE SERPENTS CURSE!
Whether you have big kids or little knights in mind, we have something for everyone!
Have a special day coming up? Colchester Castle now offer birthday party packages and celebrations for children aged 3-11.
Choose from bespoke tours, storytelling, dragon fun, soft play or simply getting messy with some Castle arts and crafts.
Access At The Castle
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