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More on Shetland ponies and chariot racing

  The story about the interesting recent find of a small horse bone from the Roman circus has got in a bit of tangle. The bone points to an animal about the size of a medium to large Shetland pony. There is no reason to suppose that it actually was one. I only introduced the […]

remains of the Roman circus AND a remarkable find!

Remains of the Roman circus Today (16th June), the Trust will complete an archaeological evaluation on the site of the Arena Club within the old Colchester garrison. We began our fieldwork there on the 23rd May. During the evaluation, we uncovered further, well-preserved, remarkable remains of the Roman circus. These survive very close to the […]

Roman soldiers to return to Colchester – at the Roman circus visitor centre!

Nearly 2,000 years after their first definite visit to Colchester, the Roman army is returning! – and visiting the Roman circus visitor centre…  The famous Ermine Street Guard is a group of Roman army re-enactors and they will be here at the Roman circus centre for the weekend of the 10th-11th June. The Ermine Street […]

Roman circus visitor centre: the Ermine Street Guard are coming!

The famous Ermine Street Guard are coming to the Roman circus visitor centre for the weekend of the 10th-11th June 2017… They are a Roman military re-enactment group and they will be encamped at the Roman circus starting-gates all weekend. The Ermine Street Guard are based in Gloucester and represent a unit of Roman infantry. […]

Roman circus visitor centre summer season: programme of guided tours

The Trust is delighted to announce our summer season programme of guided tours of the Roman circus site and visitor centre. The guided tours all take place on Saturdays and start at 12 noon and at 1.00 pm: each one lasts an hour. There are also guided tours on the May Bank Holiday Mondays in […]

Colchester Roman circus visitor centre will be OPEN for the late May Bank Holiday weekend!

Colchester Roman circus visitor centre will be OPEN for the late May Bank Holiday weekend! The Roman circus visitor centre, site and tea room will be OPEN on Saturday 27th May and Monday 29th May, 11.00 am-4.00 pm (closed on Sunday 28th May). *** There will be four guided tours of the Roman circus site […]

Colchester Roman circus visitor centre is OPEN for the May Bank Holiday weekend!

The Colchester Roman circus visitor centre is OPEN for the May Bank Holiday weekend! The Colchester Roman circus visitor centre, site and tea room will be OPEN on Saturday 30th April and Monday 1st May (but closed on Sunday). *** There will also be a FREE guided tour of the Roman circus visitor centre and […]

from the Trust at the Roman circus: happy Easter !

The Trust would like to wish everyone a happy Easter and Bank Holiday weekend – especially to all our clients and professional partners, to our great volunteers, to all our Roman circus centre visitors and customers, to the visitors to our web-sites, and to all our followers on Facebook and Twitter. Easter is the great […]

it’s our big day at the Roman circus visitor centre!

The Trust is pleased to say that our big day has arrived and that the Colchester Roman circus visitor centre, site and tea room will be open for the summer from tomorrow, Tuesday 11th April. Over the winter, the visitor centre and our HQ has undergone some essential exterior maintenance work and we have also […]

Roman circus site, visitor centre and tea room re-opening!

The Colchester Roman circus site, visitor centre and tea room will re-open for the summer on Tuesday 11th April 2017. Summer opening hours are Tuesday-Saturday, 11.00 am-4.00 pm. The Roman circus site, visitor centre and tea room are pushchair-/wheelchair-accessible. Admission is free. We look forward to seeing you! .

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