Colchester Castle Museum

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Colchester Castle is one of England's most important heritage sites and is the largest Norman Keep in Europe. Built on the foundations of the Roman Temple of Claudius, today it houses the Castle Museum which is home to Archaeological collections of international quality covering 2,500 years of history, including many of the most important Roman finds in Britain. 

Colchester Castle is a must for all the family with interactive displays, a large scale 'son et lumière' projection and top exhibits such as the Colchester Vase. Why not have a go at building a Norman archway or steering a Roman chariot?

Download the Ancient Colchester App to explore the history of Colchester Castle on a self guided walking tour.

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Friday, 29th March 2024 - Sunday, 30th June 2024

Thunderbirds And Co: The Joy Of PuppetryEmbark on a nostalgic journey through the enchanting world of puppetry with Colchester Castle's latest exhibition, Thunderbirds and Co: The Joy of Puppetry.
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Colchester Castle Museum


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