Colchester Castle Museum

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Discover the secrets of the largest castle ever built by the Normans. Since the 16th- century the castle has been a ruin, a library and a prison for witches. Today it’s an award-winning museum featuring many hands-on experiences, showing you over 2000 years of history. It was constructed on the foundations of the Roman Temple of Claudius, which can still be seen today on a guided tour. You can touch real Roman pottery, and feel the weight of Roman armour, and try on medieval hats, shoes and costumes.

We offer many packages for school visits, including Romans in Colchester. More information: bookings.information@colchester.gov.uk


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