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Colchester Castle Open Evening

December 06, 2023

3pm – 8.30pm
5-minute slots with Father Christmas

As a special festive treat, Colchester Castle’s FREE Christmas Open Evening returns for 2023. Soak up the festive atmosphere whilst seeing over 2,000 years of incredible history. With the Castle decked out in Christmas cheer, it promises to be a great way to get in the spirit of the season! There will also be an opportunity to meet Father Christmas and receive a small gift for just £5.

Make sure you take time to discover the Castle’s many nationally important treasures, plus our Gladiators exhibition.

Just so you know, the Castle can get very busy during our Open Evening, so a queuing system may be in operation. For helpful information, such as how to find us, what to expect when you arrive and what facilities we have, we recommend reading our Access information: https://colchester.cimuseums.org.uk/castleaccess/

This event is suitable for all ages, but children must be accompanied by an adult.

Entry to the Castle will be free; however, if you want to meet Father Christmas and receive a small gift, there is a £5 per child charge.

Booking is not required; simply drop in. Please note queuing may be in operation for Father Christmas.


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Wed, December 6, 2023
3:00 pm - 8:30 pm


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