Colchester Castle Museum
Colchester Castle Museum Review
The fortress built by William the Conqueror between 1076 and 1125, reusing brick and tiles from the ruins of the Roman town, is today the superb Colchester Castle Museum. All that remains is the keep, the largest the Normans built in England. The castle was constructed over the foundations of the huge Roman Temple of Claudius, and in the vaults you can descend through 1,000 years of history. The museum was renovated in 2014 and among the items on show are the beautifully carved tombstones of Facilis and Longinus, two Roman soldiers. Guided tours begin at noon, 1, and 2 (also 3 from March to October). Check the website for details on occasional evening tours.
- Address: Castle Park, Colchester, CO1 1TJ
- Phone: 01206/282939
- Cost: £7; guided tours £3
- Hours: Mon.–Sat. 10–5, Sun. 11–5
- Location: East Anglia