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Cafe, free entry

Cakes and Tea

Cakes and Tea


The Roman Circus Centre includes part of the site of the circus, visitor centre with displays, and a unique café. The building was originally built as the NAAFI of the Artillery Barracks in the old Colchester garrison, and the café is in the former men's restaurant. The café includes a small stage.

Serving freshly-ground coffee, teas, hot chocolate, sandwiches, cakes and snacks.

Babies and children welcome. Changing facility available. We have a small selection of toys for little ones to play with.

Groups are welcome, please call in advance if you have any special requirements.

Wheelchair / pushchair accessible.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsAccepts groups

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs acceptedSmoking not allowed

Free Wi-Fi in circus centre and café.

Opening details

Opening for the 2019 Summer Season on Tuesday 9th April. Open Tuesday to Saturday 11 am to 4 pm and Bank Holidays from Good Friday to August Bank Holiday (Closed Easter Sunday). Open on Heritage Open Days 14th, 15th, 21st and 22nd September. Free on-site parking accessed via the Butt Road Car Park entrance. Closes 4 pm 28th September 2019 for the Winter.


Free entry

Admission to the Visitor Centre and Café is FREE.

Events at this Venue

date event
Sun 1 Dec Christmas Craft Market


Roman Circus Walk,


See location of Colchester Roman Circus Centre on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: TL 998245  Lat: 51.88418 Long: 0.89695

Nearby public P&D car-parks in Butt Road and Napier Road. Access for pedestrians and cycles from Circular Road North and Roman Circus Walk. Access for cars from Butt Road.


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed

Free Wi-Fi in circus centre and café.