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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  • I took a school trip here and we had a lovely time. The museum itself isn’t massive but is really interesting and we’ll set out. It’s good to take a journey through the history of the castle and Colch...  more »
  • This museum is inserted inside the castle that was built by Normans after having defeated Romans. Inside a large exhibition of Roman finds found in this area such as weapons , tools, anphorae , gold j...  more »
  • From it's foundations to walking the splendid displays Colchester castle is very special. Why Colchester hasn't made even more of it's place in the Roman Empire I just can't fathom? Since visiting we ...  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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