Attraction in Colchester
A visit to Colchester Castle Museum takes you through 2000 years of the most important events in British History. Once the capital of Roman Britain, Colchester has experienced devastation by Boudica (Boadicea), invasion by the Normans and Siege during the English Civil War.
Since the 16th century, the Castle has been a ruin, a library and a gaol for witches. Today it is an award winning museum featuring many hands on displays to help explain the towns-peoples' experience of Colchester's varying fortunes.
The Castle itself is the largest keep ever built by the Normans. It was constructed on the foundations of the Roman Temple of Claudius, which can still be seen today.
Nearest UK Airport: Stansted
Months Open: All year
Groups/Parties Welcome: Yes
Discount for Groups: Yes
Conference Facilities: Yes
Admission Price: Adult: £4; Child: £2.70
Gift Shop: Yes
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