This year, Heritage Open Days is set to open the doors to over thirty historic properties across Colchester for FREE, including Colchester Castle on Saturday 14 September.


Colchester Castle

Colchester Castle

From 13-22 September 2019, Colchester’s sites of significant historical and architectural interest will open their doors to the public at no charge. Other planned activities over the ten days of the festival include accompanied guided walks, talks, tours and exhibitions.


OUT NOW – Pick up a Heritage Open Days event programme from Colchester’s Visitor Information Centre, Colchester Castle and from selected venues who are participating in the weekend, or download a copy at


Councillor Julie Young, Portfolio Holder for Culture and Performance and Deputy Leader of the Council, said: “Heritage Open Days is England’s largest festival of history and culture, which sees historic places across the country throw open their doors to celebrate their individual heritage, community and history.


“Colchester is packed full of sites of historic interest. I’d like to encourage as many people as possible to take advantage of the opportunity to gain access to these outstanding locations and celebrate what makes our town special.”

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