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High Street, Colchester, CO1 1DN, Tel: 01206 282941, www.cimuseums.org.uk
Discover and interesting 'hands-on' perspective on the local natural environment from the Ice Age right up to today. Explore the garden trail and stag beetle exhibition, free entry.
Castle Park, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1UG, Tel: 01206 282940, www.cimuseums.org.uk
An important part of Colchester's rich history with three centuries of fascinating toys, costume and decorative arts displayed in an attractive Georgian town house from 1718.
Magnificent Tudor building with the tallest Gatehouse in Britain and 16th century Italianate terracotta. Climb the tower, visit the gardens, outbuildings dolls house, church and farm animals. Cafe and shop.
High Street, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1PJ, Tel: 01206 282920, Email
Located just north of the High Street and includes: Maidenburgh Street, West Stockwell Street, East Stockwell Street, Stockwell Street, St Helen's Lane, Northgate Street and Nunn's Road.
The site of the Colchester Roman circus (chariot-racing arena) was identified in 2005. It was built in the early 2nd century AD and seems to have been in use for about 150 years. It is the only known Roman circus in Britain.
Balkerne Passage, Colchester, Essex, CO3 3AA, Tel: 01206 282920, Email
Colchester's Roman Wall is the oldest and longest surviving town wall in Britain.
National Trust property, the mill was originally built as a fishing lodge in 1591 and features stepped "Dutch" gables. There is a millpond and some of the machinery, including the waterwheel which is intact and working.
St John's Abbey Gate, Essex, CO2 7EZ, Tel: 01206 282920, www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/st-johns-abbey-gate
Dating from the 15th century this fine flint flushwork gatehouse just off St John's Green has a vaulted interior. It was the entrance to St John's Abbey precinct (demolished during the 16th century Reformation).
Maidenburgh Street, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1TT, Tel: 01206 282931
The theatre mentioned in Tacitus' account of the Boudican attack on Colchester was probably on the same site as the later theatre excavated in Maidenburgh Street in 1981-2.
Maldon Road, Colchester, CO3 4RN, Tel: 01206 282931, Email
The Archaeological Park is one of the most significant Iron Age and Roman sites in the country. Enjoy a walk and discover the highlights of the site with the interpretation boards around the Park.
The first English Augustinian priory church, founded at the end of the eleventh century from the Anglo-Saxon minster community of Colchester. Only the ruined remains of the nave survive today, under the care of English Heritage.
University of Essex, Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, Essex, CO4 3SQ, Tel: 01206 873261, www.lakesidetheatre.org.uk
Lakeside Theatre is a hidden gem. We present the best in touring fringe theatre performances, home grown performances, music and local groups. Set in parkland with café, lakes, sculptures and ducks. Twitter @lakesidetheatre
A newly opened art gallery, located in the heart of Wivenhoe. Hosting regularly changing exhibitions of local artists of 2D and 3D, alongside Pru Green's own pottery workshop is a ceramic room of her pots and others with jewellery.