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Visitor Centre:Colchester Roman Circus Visitor Centre at Colchester Roman Circus Centre

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Visitor Centre, free entry

Roman Circus Centre

Roman Circus Centre


Roman Circus Walk,


The site of the Roman circus was identified in 2005 and it represents the only known Roman circus in Britain. It was a monumental structure and it may have seated up to 8,000 spectators: it would have been used as a venue for spectator sports, including chariot-racing.
The Roman circus site and visitor centre include outdoor and indoor displays and a cafe. The visitor centre is off Roman Circus Walk and it is accessible by car from Butt Road or by cycle/on foot from Circular Road North. There is disabled parking and limited visitor parking on site as well as two public car parks nearby in Butt Road and Napier Road.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsAccepts groups

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs acceptedSmoking not allowed

Free Wi-Fi in circus centre and café.

Opening details

Summer: open Tuesdays to Saturdays, 11.00am to 4.00pm until Saturday 28th September 2019 plus Bank Holiday Mondays,
Winter: open Mondays to Fridays (Saturdays and Sundays closed), 11.00am to 3.00pm (tearoom closed).
Enquiries and bookings for group tours (party sizes min 10) available all year round: 01206 501785 (option 6) or email
Visits from schools welcome by appointment.


Free entry

FREE entry to Visitor Centre.
Guided tours: £4.50 adults, £2 under 16's, under 5's free.



Plan route to Colchester Roman Circus Centre using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: TL 998245  Lat: 51.88418 Long: 0.89695

Nearby public Pay & Display car-parks in Butt Road and Napier Road. Access for pedestrians and cycles from Circular Road North and Roman Circus Walk. Access for cars from Butt Road.

Parking: free


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed

Free Wi-Fi in circus centre and café.