Colchester Castle Museum
The multi award-winning Colchester Castle Museum has always been an outstanding place to visit. Now it is even better.
The Museum showcases archaeological collections of international quality covering 2,000 years of history, including some of the most important Roman finds in Britain.
There are new interactive displays including new finds and star exhibits like the tombstone of the Roman centurion Marcus Favonius Facillis, the Colchester Vase and the Colchester Mercury statuette.
Take the children along to have a go at building a Norman archway, excavating a Roman doctor's grave or steering a chariot. There are regular family events, and plenty to occupy children from dressing up to stepping inside a recreated thatched roundhouse.
Roman Temple of Claudius
In the vaults of the museum are the remains of a Roman temple. Dating from 55-60AD this was the grandest of all Roman buildings built in Colonia Claudia (Colchester
), the first capital of Roman Britain.
Experts lead tours down into this Roman vault several times a day. There is a small additional charge for this tour and it can be booked on the day.
Plan Your Visit
Accommodation - Search & Book through Booking.com here:
Open seven days a week.
Monday to Saturday: 10:00 – 17:00 hours.
Sunday: 11:00 0 17:00 hours.
Last admission every day: 16:30 hours.
While visiting the Museum why not explore the rest of Colchester Castle
at no extra cost. There are spooky and interesting things to see.
Toilets & Baby Change facilities; Picnic Area; Gift Shop.
Contact & Further Information
+44 (0)1206 282 939
Situated in the town centre in the gounds of Castle Park, just off the High Street. See location on Google maps:
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