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Roman Circus Visitor Centre and Colchester’s Street of Tombs exhibition

October 12 - December 25

Our unique Roman Circus Visitor Centre is now OPEN WEEKDAYS 11am – 3pm

Also, for those who missed our summer exhibition, ‘Colchester’s Street of Tombs’ will be open for a limited time too.

Buy your ticket here: https://buytickets.at/romanexhibition or pay at the door: the entrance fee to the Visitor Centre will be £3, or £6 including a guided tour of the Roman Circus archaeological remains. Under 11’s go FREE. 

** Free admittance to the Visitor Centre for our ‘Friends of the Colchester Archaeological Trust’ with a current membership card **

More exciting news… The Roman Circus Café in the Visitor Centre will be open Tuesdays to Friday 11am – 3pm, serving homemade cakes, light refreshments and hot/cold drinks.

As COVID-prevention measures are still in place we will continue to limit the number of visitors inside the building (masks to be worn, unless exempt) and use the NHS Test and Trace forms and QR code app.

We look forward to welcoming you…

Colchester reveals more Roman secrets! What have the archaeologists dug up now?

The main focus of the exhibition will be our current excavations at the front of the Essex County Hospital which is an area once crossed by this remarkable and largely under-appreciated Roman street.

Excavations and discoveries in the immediate area over the last 200 years are beginning to provide a clearer picture of what must have been the most prestigious burial area in Roman Colchester. Here, lining the main route in and out of the Roman town, were buried many of the wealthiest and no doubt most influential citizens, some made conspicuous in death by the monuments erected in their honour. A most interesting possibility is the site of a temple to the Egyptian goddess Isis.

You’ll need to visit the exhibition to find out more…. and to complete your visit why not join our friendly and knowledgeable guides at the chariot-racing arena’s starting gates to find out about Britannia’s only known Roman Circus, the chaos and the crashes!


October 12
December 25


Roman Circus Visitor Centre
Roman Circus Visitor Centre
Colchester, Essex CO2 7GZ United Kingdom
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