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Art exchange

Contemporary Art gallery on the University campus, showing temporary exhibitions and associated…

The reconstructed starting gates at the Roman Circus

The site of the Colchester Roman circus (chariot-racing arena) was discovered in 2004. It was built…

A metallic Raven way marker on the Town to Sea Trail

A riverside walking trail from Colchester's town centre to the historic port.

The Mercury Theatre, with Jumbo Water Tower in the background

A highly respected regional theatre, home to the critically acclaimed Mercury Theatre Company,…

Mersea Museum

Exhibits of Mersea's social history, natural history, archaeology and fishing industry, including a…

Gosbecks Archaeological Park (sign)

The Archaeological Park is one of the most significant Iron Age and Roman sites in the country.…

Tiptree Jam Museum

Tiptree is the home of the Wilkin family - where from 1885 the first Tiptree jam was made.…

Rollerworld Colchester

DX's Rollerworld - internationally recognised as the finest roller-skating rink in Europe. DX's…

Abberton Visitor Centre

Conservation centre run by the Essex Wildlife Trust, at a site of international importance for…

Family Heritage Treasure Trail logo

One of the best things about Colchester is that there's so much to explore that's completely free.…

Boxted Airfield Museum

Boxted Airfield Museum. The most important US fighter base in the UK in WW2.

Jumbo Water Tower

Jumbo Water Tower was built in 1883 and once provided clean water to Colchester Town Centre. Today…

Green Island GArdens

20 acres of professionally designed gardens within woodland destroyed by the 1987 hurricane. Now a…

St John's Abbey Gate

Dating from the 15th century this fine flint flushwork gatehouse just off St John's Green has a…

Exercise in a swimming pool

Leisure World Colchester is one of East Anglia's largest sports, leisure, recreation and…

Colchester Castle Park

Welcome to the Castle Park and to a trail that leads you past some of our more interesting and…

"Artfund Museum of the Year 2021 - Winner"

Firstsite is Colchester's contemporary art gallery and winner of the Artfund Museum of the Year,…

Colchester Castle

Colchester Castle is the largest Norman Keep in Europe and houses the town's main museum

Colchester - A Walking Tour of the Roman and Medieval Gates

'Walking the walls' is a great way to explore Colchester's history. This circular walk takes you…

Inside Colchester's Roman Theatre

The theatre mentioned in Tacitus' account of the Boudican attack on Colchester was probably on the…

JobServe Community Stadium home to Colchester United

Colchester United was formed in 1937 and the club currently plays in League 2. In August 2008 the…

Silhouette of a family watching a sealion

Colchester Zoo is home to 240 species set in 60 acres of parkland and lakes! Listed as the 11th…

Star jumps at Jump Street

Jump Street trampoline parks offer jump sessions in Essex, suitable for both adults & children.…

The Dutch Quarter

Located just north of the High Street and includes: Maidenburgh Street, West Stockwell Street, East…

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