We have decided because of recent government guidelines on the Covid-19 virus which includes leisure attractions, and in the interest of the heath and safety of our staff and visitors, to close Mountfitchet Castle and the House on the Hill Museum for the foreseeable future.
We feel it is the correct thing to do in these very challenging times and once life has returned to normal we will of course reopen and resume normal opening times.
Thank you and stay safe.
Please check our website & Social Media for further updates.
No need to book. Normal admission prices apply.
Mountfitchet Castle - Bringing History to Life
Mountfitchet Castle & Norman Village of 1066
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.
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.
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.
The House on the Hill Museum is always interested in expanding its collection.
We are always looking for:-
Old Toys, Lead Figures, Games, Dolls, Trains, Teddy Bears etc.
Anything considered from single items to whole collections and in any condition.
Also World War I & II Military Items, Medals, RAF, Uniforms, Helmets, Nautical & Aviation items.
We also gratefully accept donations and put the donators name on our wall.
Mountfitchet Castle, Stansted Mountfitchet, Essex CM24 8SP England
Note: Sat Nav users please use the postcode CM24 8LY
DOGS: As there are numerous animals roaming freely within the grounds, we regret that we are unable to allow dogs at the Castle.