Mountfitchet Castle

40th year Bringing History to Life

Mountfitchet Castle and The House on the Hill Museum will be open every day from Saturday 9th March until Friday 8th November 2024 including all weekends and bank holidays

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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I would just like to thank you all for a fantastic day out! I’m into castles and nice to have one under an hour away and finally got to visit when my children were old enough to enjoy it – brilliant! I also loved the Toy Museum as I’m a Sindy/Barbie + collector, as is my daughter, my son is an Action man collector and took notes for his Christmas List! So lovely to see other toys I had as a child! It really has something for everyone and the staff are brilliant and fantastic value for money for a day out! We will be back! We would appreciate it if you would add us to your newsletter list? Thank you

The May Family

Mountfitchet Castle is a Norman Motte and Bailey Castle and Village, re-constructed on its original historic ancient site, complete with many different buildings, interactive exhibits, siege weapons and animals roaming freely throughout the 10-acre site, providing a unique insight into community life in Domesday England.

We have a large outdoor picnic area and indoor dining room, the onsite café sells a range of freshly made sandwiches and delicious toasted sandwiches, toasted provencette baguettes, pizzas, hot dogs, lovely hot soup-of-the-day with a roll and butter, Cornish pasties, sausage rolls, jacket potatoes, handmade cakes and cookies, freshly popped popcorn, ice creams as well as a selection of hot and cold drinks – assorted teas, coffees and cold drinks and hot chocolate to die for!

The House on the Hill Museum is the largest collection of Toys in the world, with at least 80,000 toys, books and games on display from late Victorian times up to 1990’s.

    Mountfitchet Castle Entrance

    Mountfitchet Castle

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

    Small child with Fallow deer

    Meet the Animals

    Meet our tame, trusting, free roaming animals that love interacting with guests of all ages.

    So much to Explore

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

    Castle History

    Find out more about the Iron Age, Roman, Saxon, and Viking history of this protected site.

    Fallow deer sitting on grass with Mountfitchet Castle in the background

    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.

    Small child with Fallow deer

    News & Events

    Find out all the very latest news and upcoming events at Mountfitchet Castle.

    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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