Discover a new visitor experience at Colchester Castle

Colchester, Essex

Colchester Castle is the biggest Norman keep in Britain, in fact, it’s the biggest ever built by the Normans anywhere in Europe.


Colchester Castle has undergone a major redevelopment to showcase Colchester’s 2,000 year history.

Visitors will get a sense of the scale of the Castle’s interior when it was built 900 years ago. A 360-degree reconstruction of the Castle’s Great Hall sits alongside a digital display of the Castle during Norman times.

The collections tell the story of the birth, life and death of the first Colcestrians. Exhibits include the tombstones of two Roman soldiers who took part in the invasion of Britain in AD43. The Doctor’s Grave is full of imported Roman goods, contains a set of surgical instruments and what have been interpreted as divination rods. New films look at the destruction of Colchester by Boudica, whilst the Roman Circus puts visitors in the charioteer’s seat, and the Siege of Colchester shows the fate of the two Royalist commanders.

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