Colchester Castle Museum
A visit to Colchester Castle Museum takes you through 2000 years of some of the most important events in British history. Once capital of Roman Britain, Colchester has experienced devastation by Boudica (Boadicea), invasion by the Normans and siege during the English Civil War.
Since the 16th century, the Castle has been a ruin, a library and a gaol for witches. Today it is an award winning museum featuring many hands-on displays showing Colchester's history from the Stone Age to the Civil War.
This museum has a Designated Collection of national importance.
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The archaeology collections of Colchester Museums are Designated Collections of national importance.
Among the many objects to note are the famous "Colchester Vase" and the tombstone of the Roman Centurian Marcus Favonius Facilis. The extensive archaeology collections are of superb quality and reflect the central role played by Colchester at the start of Britain's recorded history. Colchester Castle is an award winning museum featuring many hands-on displays to help explain the townspeople's experience of Colchester's varying fortunes. A visit to Colchester Castle Museum takes you through 2000 years of the most important events in British History. Once the capital of Roman Britain, Colchester has experienced devastation by Boudica (Boadicea), invasion by the Normans and Siege during the English Civil War.
Social History, Fine Art, Decorative and Applied Art, Coins and Medals, Archaeology
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- Designated Collection.