Colchester Castle Museum, Colchester

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  • Much better than I expected it to be, displays are well laid out with easy to read explanations of the history of the place from the Romans to the present day. There are shields and helmets to try on ...  more »
  • Well laid out and informative displays with some beautiful artifacts. Helpful staff on the desk and tours available. Checkout their website for more information.  more »
  • Great little museum with lots of interactive displays! It has changed drastically to how I remember it as a little girl, seemingly for the better. We sadly missed out on the guided tour of foundations...  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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