Frequently Asked Questions

What Can We See While We're There?

Mountfitchet Castle is a Norman Motte and Bailey Castle and Village, re-constructed on its original ancient site, complete with many different buildings, siege weapons and animals roaming freely throughout the 10 acre site, providing a unique insight into community life in Domesday England. The Museum is the largest privately owned toy museum in the world, with at least 80,000 exhibits on display from late Victorian times up to the 1980’s. The Museum also includes a fantastic display on the 1914-1918 and 1930-1945 World Wars, including the Blitz Years.

Reconstructed Norman building

Do We Have To Book In Advance?

No pre booking is required for Mountfitchet Castle or any of the other attractions for members of the public. 

Please see our Schools and Groups page for schools bookings.

Is It Suitable For All Age Groups?

Yes, the Castle and Museum are suitable for all age groups, from infants upwards.

Reconstructed Norman Village

Do You Have A Souvenir Shop?

Yes, in the visitor centre we have a souvenir shop offering a wide variety of gifts and souvenirs starting from as little as 50p.  The gift shop is always popular with both children and adults as they can take away memorabilia of their visit.

Food and drink is also available in the café.

Visitors may also like to purchase animal food for £1 for feeding the many free roaming animals with the grounds.

Please see our Tearoom & Gift Shop page for more information.