Colchester Castle Museum, Colchester

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Colchester Castle Museum is located in Colchester. For travelers who use our online itinerary creator, Colchester holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Colchester Castle Museum and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Well worth a visit. Not a huge and imposing castle - but being more compact allows visitors to get around in a reasonable time...........or stay and really study the exhibits. A wealth of information ...  more »
  • Plenty to see and things for the children to touch and wear. Good place to visit if the weather isn't kind  more »
  • This castle really wasn't what I expected. Firstly the grounds around it are beautiful. Once inside the castle it's not like walking around your usual ruin. The inside has been modernised and made int...  more »
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  • We had family staying with us so took them to see the sights of Colchester. We visited the castle and we all really enjoyed it. Lots to see we were approached by a guy in costume who had masses to tell us about the castle we were taken by the story of Boudicca and he had so much knowledge to share on the subject. Really brings the history to life. I particularly liked the gaol where cells were brought to life with animation that was simple but v clever. Amazing place really worth a visit.
  • Guided tour well worth the extra cost for access to parts you cannot go yourself together with the informative commentary from knowledgeable, friendly guide. Museum interesting with "hands on" items for kids (and big kids!!). Great afternoon out and park lovely for a stroll.
  • Just returned from a yr 5 school trip. Very interesting lots to see and do. Highly recomended.
  • Lovely interactive displays. Loved it although we got there half an hour before closing time.
  • Great castle and well laid out, it's a pitty that their are no concessions for the elderly but they have them for people on welfare , doesn't the council think the old have paid enough.

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A short train ride from London, Colchester is a university and working town. Hotels in the town center are near the main attractions, but for less expensive lodging consider a room near the university campus, which is situated in a tree-filled parkland.
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