Gladiators: A Day at the Roman Games


“Welcome to the Games! In honour of the emperor’s visit to Camulodunum, the high priestess has put on this day of entertainment. See the terrifying bear captured in Caledonia and don’t miss the afternoon gladiatorial fights featuring the long-awaited match between Memnon and Valentinus!” ​

Join us this summer for our spectacular new exhibition, Gladiators, A Day at the Roman Games! Featuring the incredible Pompeii Murmillo gladiator helmet on loan from the British Museum amongst others, you'll be transported back to what a day at the Roman Games would have looked and felt like.

Save the date now, and we will update you soon with more details!

Suiable for age 4+ 

Booking is not required for this event, simply ask for a trail on arrival.

For useful information, such as how to find us and what facilities ColchesterCastle has, we recommend reading our Access information: 


Image Credit: Pompeii Murmillo Gladiator helmet © The Trustees of the British Museum

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Exhibition free after usual Castle admission cost.

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Gladiators, A Day at the Roman Games


Colchester Castle, Castle Park, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1UG

Tel: 01206 282939

Opening Times

Season (15 July 2023 - 14 Jan 2024)
Monday - Saturday10:00 - 17:00
Sunday11:00 - 17:00
Bank Holiday10:00 - 17:00