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Colchester Castle Museum - PHOTOGRAPHER COMMENT

A panorama taken from the front of Colchester Castle, the largest Norman Keep of Britain. The building is very impressive to look at and has now become a museum. Entrance is ticketed.

Colchester Castle Museum - FURTHER INFORMATION

Colchester Castle Museum - Colchester visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'Colchester Castle Museum' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from Essex.

Colchester Castle Museum is one of the major tourist attractions in Colchester. The Castle contains exhibits covering 2000 years of some of the most important events in British history. At one time Colchester was the capital of Roman Britain and hsa been destroyed by Boudica (Boadicea), invaded by the Normans and laid under siege during the English Civil War.

Colchester Castle was the largest keep ever built by the Normans. The site contained Roman temple of Claudius, which can still be seen today, and the Normans built Colchester Castle around it. After the 1500's the castle use changed to either a library and a gaol for witches before falling into ruin. It has been restored into an award winning museum showing Colchester's history from the Stone Age to the Civil War.

Colchester Castle Museum is one of several recognized museums in Colchester which also include Hollytrees Museum, the Natural History Museum and Tymperleys Clock Museum. Behind the Castle is Castle Park which contains a band stand, boating lake and stretches down the hill to the Middle Mill Weir on the River Colne.

ADDRESS

Colchester Museums,
Museum Resource Centre,
14 Ryegate Road,
Colchester,
CO1 1YG



TRAVEL DIRECTIONS AND GETTING THERE

The entrance to the castle is on the eastern end of High Street, at the junction with East Hill.



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