Colchester Castle is temporarily closed for 2013 for an exciting redevelopment. We will be creating new museum displays and improved visitor facilities. The Castle will re-open for Easter 2014. Visit our website for further details
Castle Park, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1UG, Tel: 01206 282940, www.cimuseums.org.uk
Three centuries of fascinating toys, costume & arts displayed in an attractive Georgian town house from 1718. Parkland children's play area, shop, sensory garden. Free entry.
Built originally as a Napoleonic Fort in the early 19th century the tower now acts as a central hub for the local community & visitors. There are regular arts & heritage exhibitions, talks & events.
High Street, Colchester, CO1 1DN, Tel: 01206 282941, www.cimuseums.org.uk
Discover and interesting 'hands-on' perspective on the local natural environment from the Ice Age right up to today. Explore the garden trail and stag beetle exhibition, free entry.
Nottage Institute, The Quay, Wivenhoe, UK, Tel: 01206 824142, homepages.rya-online.net/nottage-maritime-institute/contact.htm
A registered charity specialising in teaching RYA Shorebased Courses and other unique nautical courses. The Nottage also houses a maritime museum with a collection of paintings, photographs and models.