Day Visits for Groups

Enjoy a day out with your social group, team or club at Layer Marney Tower. If you are interested in the history, then this is the place for you. Minimum 15 for a group entry. Introductory 20 min. talk available.


You may be surprised by the close links Lord Marney had with Henry VIII and the influence and power he had. Although there are a lot of steps to the top of the Tower, it is a very gentle climb and plenty of stopping off points on the way.

At your own pace you can view the wonderful architecture and see the fascinating collections on display. Layer Marney Tower has the College of Arms’ Exhibition of Crowns and Crests, the Victor Batte-Lay Foundation’s Picture Collection and Myra English’s exquisite Dolls Houses.

We have a Tea Room and can offer light lunches and afternoon tea.

How to Book

1. Contact the Office 01206 330784 or email: to arrange a date.
2. Plan your visit and tell us your arrival and departure times. We can work to your timetable. Download the GROUP VISITS pdf below, fill in and return the booking form.
3. Refreshments can be had before or after your tour, but must be booked in advance to ensure we have enough food in.

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    Opening Times – 11am-5pm

      • 17 Apr – 24 July
      • Wednesday & Sunday
      • 28 July – 29 Aug
      • Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday
      • 1 Sept – 29 Sept
      • Sunday & Wednesday

    Tickets & Prices

    • Adults
    • £11.00
    • Children
    • Under 13 Free
    • 13+/Students
    • £7.00

    Event prices may differ, please check. Children aged under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult. Dogs are welcome on leads.

    Getting Here

    Layer Marney Tower Nr Colchester, Essex CO5 9US.

    We are situated 1 mile off the B1022 Colchester – Maldon Road. 6 miles from Colchester and 9 miles from Maldon.

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