Relaxed Opening at Colchester Castle

Sun, December 1, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Relaxed Openings are designed to make the museum a less challenging space for visitors with ASD (Autistic Spectrum Disorder), although a quieter visit may appeal to other people too.

We will aim to make the Castle as calm and welcoming a space as possible, mainly by turning off the Audio-visuals.

We will also be turning off the automatic doors at the entrance, the hand-driers in the toilets and the vending machines.

We will create a calm seating area in the entrance to the Crypt and a Sensory area in the Lucas Vault.

+ Relaxed Opening will run for 2 hours from 10am to 12pm.

+ The shop will open at 11am as usual.

+ Visitor numbers will be limited to 60 people until 12pm.

+ At 12pm we will open as usual and restart the Audio-visuals.

+ Entry prices for the Castle apply (Free entry for accompanying carers): https://cimuseums.org.uk/visit/venues/colchester-castle/making-a-visit/

Colchester Museums
Castle Park - Colchester