Colchester Castle Museum

Colchester Castle is Europe's largest Norman Keep and houses an incredible Museum showcasing Colchester's history from Iron Age Tribes, through Roman and Norman… Learn More

About Colchester

Colchester is the former capital of England and Britain's First City. It has a rich and varied history that can be explored today through its museums, ruins, and by walking its streets. It has particularly strong connections to both its Roman Heritage, and the scars left by the Siege of Colchester during the English Civil War.

In 21st Century Colchester you will find a thriving and expanding city with plenty to keep you entertained for a day, weekend, week or even longer. the city has a strong cultural identity, with numerous galleriestheatres and arts venues as well as a bustling city centre with plenty of restaurants and shopping opportunities.

The city is based on the Essex / Suffolk border and perfectly placed to explore the local area including Constable Country and the Essex Coast as well as further afield into East Anglia and London.