An illustration of the Castle turning into a Roman soldier


Take a trip to Colchester Castle Museum and discover more about Colchester’s Roman past in their brand new exhibition - Decoding the Roman Dead. Uncover the stories surrounding those who lived and died here almost 2000 years ago!

This family-friendly exhibition, will showcase the findings of new, cutting-edge research undertaken in partnership with the University of Reading during 2021.  

Decoding the Roman Dead has been made possible thanks to the support of Arts Council England.

Entry is included as part of Castle admission.

How To Book

For your safety and comfort, we are asking visitors to book a ticket in advance for a timed entry to visit Colchester Castle.

You will be able to book your visit up to 14 days in advance by calling our booking line on 01206 282939 between the hours of 10am – 4.30pm (11am – 4.30pm on Sundays)

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Situated in the Town Centre in the Grounds of the Magnificent Castle Park.Accessible by Public Transport: Colchester Town station is 0 miles away.

Decoding The Roman Dead


Colchester Castle Museum, Castle Park, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1TJ

Fax: 01206 282925

Opening Times

Season (24 July 2021 - 6 Jan 2022)
Monday - SundayOpen