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Colchester Castle Redevelopment


Interior corridor of Colchester Castle Museum
Interior corridor of Colchester Castle Museum
Drawing of the entrance to Colchester Castle in the past
Drawing of the entrance to Colchester Castle in the past
Colchester Castle Museum at night
Colchester Castle Museum at night
Aerial view of the Castle from the main entrance
Aerial view of the Castle from the main entrance
Future-proofing 2,000 years of history!


Our award-winning Castle Museum will re-open to the public on 2 May 2014 after being closed for a major refurbishment.

A new state of the art Museum has been installed, which will use the latest technology to give visitors a unique experience. An interactive hub, full-size burial reconstruction, audio and visual character stories and video projections will be included in the new-look Museum.


Much-needed repairs have also been made to the ancient building - which is coming up for its one-thousandth birthday!


The project will reveal more of the Castle's historic interior, while brand-new displays will tell the 2,000-year story of Colchester in a fresh and exciting new way.


A new glass lift will help make more of the Castle accessible to wheelchair users.


We look forward to welcoming you back across the bridge!