Guides dressed up for Themed Tours in Colchester

Theme Tours of Colchester

Looking for something a little different? Listen to the lives and times of characters from Colchester's past as they take you through the dread, drama and dismay of Colchester's important history.

Theme tours are great fun for all ages groups!


How to book:

Bookings for pre-arranged tours are taken at the Colchester Visitor Information Centre at Hollytrees Museum.

Bookings can be made in advance or on the day but the number of places on each tour are strictly limited. Full details of tour start times and meeting place will be given when booking.

If you wish to book a private theme tour for your group then get in touch with one of our staff who will be happy to help. Tours are great for social groups, work events and for educational visits.

Tel: 01206 282920.

Bloodcurdling Themed Tour at Night
Themed Tours in Colchester

Upcoming Themed Tours


The Inns and Pubs of Colchester: Guided Walk


Sat 3 Jun 2017

Hear some uproarious tales of Colchester's old pubs and inns with local girl Claire

Roman wall

Walking the Walls: Guided Walk


Sun 25 Jun 2017

Discover the Roman wall, the oldest town wall in the country.

Roman Colchester

Uncovering Roman Colchester: Guided Walk


Sat 15 Jul 2017

Follow in the footsteps of the Emperor Claudius and Queen Boudica as you discover Colchester's fascinating Roman history.

Essex Serpent

Essex Serpent: Colchester Guided Walk


Sat 12 Aug 2017

Discover serpents, detectives and serving wenches,

Town to Sea

Town to Sea Trail


Sat 2 Sep 2017

From the town centre to the historic port of the Hythe and back


Bloodcurdling Colchester


Tue 31 Oct 2017

Join characters from our grim and rather gruesome past on a journey through the horrible history of our town. it's Colchester - but not as you know it

Town Hall

Victorian Colchester


Sun 10 Dec 2017

During the festive period that they loved so much, join our costumed guide to discover the Colchester that the Victorians knew.