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Colchester Castle Museum, Colchester

Colchester Castle Museum

14 Ryegate Road
Colchester
Essex
CO1 1YG
Tel: +44(0)1206 282939
Fax: +44(0)1206 282925
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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.

The Castle itself is the largest keep ever built by the Normans. It was constructed on the Roman temple of Claudius, which can still be seen today.

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