Visiting Colchester Castle
Colchester Castle will re-open to the public from Monday 17th May.
To ensure your safety, anyone wishing to visit will need to call ahead and book a timed entry slot. For everything you need to know before visiting, click on the button below.
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
Colchester Castle will re-open to the public from Monday 17 May.
Monday – Saturday
10am – 5pm
Last timed entry slot 4pm
11am – 5pm
Last timed entry slot 4pm
Adult (inc. Seniors): £10.95
Child (aged 4-16): £5.95
Qualifying concession: £6.95*
2 x adults plus 1 x child or concession: £24.00
1 x adult plus 3 x children or concession: £25.00
2 x adults plus 2 x children or concessions: £29.00
Call 01206 282939 to secure your booking.
If you hold a Castle Resident or Membership Pass you will still be required to book a timed slot to visit.
*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 2022.
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.