Colchester Castle

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What can you see?

Colchester Castle takes you through 2000 years of some of the most important events in British history.

The collection has “designated status” based on its quality and significance.  It includes objects of national and international importance.

These inspiring collections represent a vital part of our national cultural and artistic heritage.

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Some of the most important historical finds in Britain can be see including:

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We bring art and history to life in a fun way with our events programme.

A programme of events for both families and adults runs throughout the year including art and craft workshops, tours, talks, quizzes and much more.

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Light and Sound

Light and Sound

Be wowed as a large scale “son et lumiere” projection transforms the east wall with light and sound.

Find out more about the castle through our audio-visuals.

Castle App

Bring Colchester Castle to life using augmented reality. The App adds another dimension to your visit, ensuring you don’t miss out on a thing.

From 360° panoramas of an original Normal banqueting scene to an animation of the story depicted on the Colchester Vase, we make sure your day is an unforgettable one.

The app is available to use when hiring out a tablet from reception for just £1.


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Covering thousands of years of history, a visit to one of our museums or art galleries will take you on a fascinating journey through time.

There are many ways to be more actively involved with the museum service.

Upcoming Events for all our Museums

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