Jumbo Water Tower



Heritage Open Days 2022 present a rare opportunity for the public to climb "Jumbo",  the largest water tower in England. There are a limited number of places on tours of the structure which must be booked in advance. Visitors must book by calling 01206 282920 or visiting the Colchester Visitor Information Centre from 10 am on Monday 1 August. Please note a maximum of two persons per household and age 12 or over. Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis

Built in 1882-3 and 105 ft (32 m) high, the top of Jumbo is reached by a metal spiral staircase of 157 steps. Sensible footwear required and gloves advised. Unfortunately there is no disabled access.

Tours take place on Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 September at 10.00, 11.00, 12.00, 14.00, 15.00 & 16.00.

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Heritage Open Day: Jumbo Water Tower - SOLD OUT.

Type:Heritage Open Day

Balkerne Gate, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1PT

Tel: 01206 282920

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