Mountfitchet Castle

40th year Bringing History to Life

Mountfitchet Castle and The House on the Hill Museum will be open every day until Friday 8th November 2024 including all weekends and bank holidays.
No booking needed, just turn up!

Easter Bunnies

Have a Hoppy Easter at the Castle

With just a hop, skip, and jump you can come along and search the grounds for the Easter Bunnies. We are so egg-cited we just can’t wait for the event which is running from 29th March – 14th April 2024

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We came with the grandkids in march and had a lovely day, nicely laid out and easy to find , thankyou especially to all the friendly staff

Mr & Mrs Lockey
    Mountfitchet Castle Entrance

    Mountfitchet Castle

    Norman Motte and Bailey Castle and Village, re-constructed on its original historic ancient site.

    Meeting the baby fallow deer

    Meet the Animals

    Meet Sparrow and Esme, our two new orphaned rescue baby fallow deer at the Castle. They are settling in so well, and being made a fuss of by our visitors

    So much to Explore

    From the Castle grounds and animals, to the House on the hill museum, there's just so much to see.

    Pumpkin

    Halloween Special

    26th October - 3rd November
    More details coming soon....

    Baby fallow deer being fed with bottles

    Rescued Animals

    Meet our free roaming chickens, pigmy goats, fallow deer, and beautiful Peacocks.

    Interactive Experience

    There's so much to see and do at the Castle with hands-on interactive experiences.

    Wizard slot machine at the House on the Hill Museum

    House on the Hill Museum

    The House on the Hill Museum contains the largest toy collection in the world from the Victorian era right up to the 1990’s.

    Dinosaur Encounter

    Animatronic dinosaurs with realistic sounds, a huge caged T-Rex and life size Velociraptors, Tri-Ceratops, moving Allosaurus and an Ankylosaurs.

    Schools & Groups

    Mountfitchet Castle is a unique, fun, and educational place to visit for schools and groups of all ages

  • Mountfitchet Castle is a unique open-air museum experience where the visitor can travel back in time over 900 years and truly witness life in a medieval Motte and Bailey castle
  • Explore the Castle and roam through the Norman village hidden behind the castle walls, wander in and out of the many houses and view the scenes, smell the log fires burning and feel the ambience of a bygone lifestyle
  • Meet and hand feed the tame Fallow deer and other rescued animals that roam freely throughout the 10 acre site
  • Visit the only medieval Castle and Norman Village reconstructed on its original site to exist in the world
  • An all-weather, all-in-one heritage entertainment complex where prehistory, history and nostalgia combine to make one great full exciting day out for the whole family
  • Three fabulous attractions for one admission price, a fantastic family day out for all ages

The House on the Hill Museum

Whilst at Mountfitchet Castle don’t forget to visit The House on the Hill Museum which is included in your entry price. The Museum contains the largest toy collection in the world with over 80,000 toys from the Victorian era right up to the 1990’s. View the Showbiz Collection – Only Fools and Horses three wheeled van, Dads Army display, film and TV props and life sized figures from Star Wars and Dr Who. Don’t miss the Rock ‘n’ Roll exhibition celebrating the golden era of the 1960’s and 70s. Located within the Museum is The Haunted Manor, if you’re feeling brave enough Encounter our life sized dinosaurs on the way to the museum and try your hand at Fossil hunting in our Palaeontology House, can you find the Velociraptors claw? Visit the the Museum’s website for full details.

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Tea Room & Gift Shop

Delicious hot and cold snacks, toasties, panini’s, freshly made sandwiches, delicious homemade cakes, freshly ground coffee and speciality teas are always available in our visitors centre. We have indoor seating and a large outdoor picnic area.

We stock a huge range of gifts and souvenirs, jewellery, accessories, books, biscuits and fudge in our shop with prices ranging from pocket money items starting at 50p to the more valuable rare collectables in our antique centre.

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