Our award-winning Castle Museum is closed temporarily to the public, as we embark on an ambitious programme of redevelopment.
The Museum displays need refreshing and updating to ensure Colchester Castle remains a top-class visitor destination for many years to come.
We’re also making much-needed repairs to the fabric of 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.
We’re creating an interactive hub and a full-size burial reconstruction, adding audio character stories, video projections, and replica objects for you to handle.
Redevelopment will also mean that the Castle is safer and more watertight. We’re improving the shop and the toilets; the Castle roof will be insulated, and under-floor heating will boost energy efficiency.
A new glass lift will help make more of the Castle accessible to wheelchair users.
Colchester Castle Museum will reopen in spring 2014 – we look forward to welcoming you back across the bridge!