Colchester Roman circus visitor centre re-opening!


Colchester Roman circus visitor centre re-opening!
Hurrah! The Trust is delighted to say that the Colchester Roman circus visitor centre will re-open for the summer on Tuesday 27th March ’18. It’s your first chance to see our newest display, the scale model of Roman Colchester and the Roman circus, while it is being created…



















Special archaeological art exhibition
‘Reconstructing Colchester’s past’, a special archaeological art exhibition of Peter Froste’s artworks, will also open to the public on the 27th March. We ask for £1 admission fee per person for the art exhibition, to cover the costs of presenting the exhibition, and you will receive a free copy of the catalogue. The exhibition will run from the 27th March until the 28th April ’18. Read more about Peter Froste and his archaeological artworks at .
















Reception to unveil our modern mosaic
On Saturday 31st March – Easter Saturday – the Trust will be holding a public reception here at the Roman circus visitor centre to officially unveil our great modern Roman circus mosaic, which was made by and has been renovated by teams of volunteers. The modern mosaic is now finished and is displayed on a specially-built wall. The modern mosaic was designed by Peter Froste and he will be attending the reception – so it is your chance to see the modern mosaic and also to meet and talk to Peter Froste! Invited guests include members of the Friends of the Trust and members of the teams of volunteers who were led by Peter Herring in the making and renovating of the modern mosaic, ie local members of the National Association of the Decorative and Fine Arts Society, etc.
Reception 11.00 am-1.00 pm. Admission free – all welcome – local media.













Important visitor info.
The Colchester Roman circus visitor centre will be open Tuesday-Saturday, 11.00 am-4.00 pm, until the end of September. Admission is free.
The Roman circus visitor centre, site and tea room are wheelchair-/pushchair-accessible.
All welcome.
We look forward to seeing you!

Our volunteers provide two guided tours of the Roman circus visitor centre and site on every Saturday during the summer, starting at 12 noon and at 1.00 pm: we ask for a donation of £3.00 per adult to join a guided tour, with children under 16 being FREE.
In the tea room, our friendly staff provide a range of freshly-ground coffee, a selection of teas, house-made cakes and freshly-prepared sandwiches and paninis. There are some tables outside on our terrace, and the visitor centre includes two gardens with mature trees.
We welcome pre-booked groups for guided tour/afternoon tea packages. Please contact us via .
Please visit the Roman circus visitor centre web-site at .

The images show the modern mosaic on its wall; the town model and a painting of Roman Colchester by Peter Froste; and the front cover of the art exhibition catalogue. The vintage image is from and we have used it in our graphic with thanks to the Graphics Fairy.