Open Lectures & Talks
'A visit to Colchester Castle is now bigger, brighter and better than ever before, with brand new interactive displays including new finds and star exhibits like the Colchester Vase and the Colchester Mercury statuette.'
14 Ryegate Road, Colchester, CO1 1YG, Eastern,
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'A visit to Colchester Castle Museum takes you through 2000 years of some of the most important events in British history. Once 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-people's 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.
'The Friends were founded in 1949 and exist to support the work of Colchester Museums and to encourage people of all ages, whether tourists or residents, to find out about the riches contained there and to preserve this local heritage for future generations. As a Friend of the Museum you will receive free admission to the Castle Museum plus regular newsletters and previews of exhibitions. You will also be invited to lectures on themes connected with the museums' collection and the heritage of the local area.'