Mountfitchet Castle & The House on the Hill Museum, are now closed for the winter season

We would like to thank everyone who has visited and supported us during 2023, and we look forward to seeing you again when we reopen in March 2024

Mountfitchet Castle - Bringing History to Life

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.

Medieval Siege Weapons
Huge medieval Catapult - Climb the Towers that guard against enemy attack - Amazing firing of our full-size medieval Perrier Catapult - Full sized Battering Ram

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.

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The House on the Hill Museum

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.

Looking to buy someone an unusual gift?

Visit Old Al’s Treasure House, a Treasure trove of interesting and unusual items.


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.

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.