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 made some improvements to the Roman circus site and tea room. Kate is the new chef-manager of our tea room, and Trust volunteers will again be available in the visitor centre to process pottery and chat to our visitors.
* The summer opening hours will be 11.00am-4.00pm, Tuesday-Saturday.
* Over the Easter Bank Holiday weekend, the visitor centre will be open on Good Friday, Easter Saturday and Easter Monday, and there will be a guided tour at 12 noon on each of those three days (£2 per person). The visitor centre will be closed on Easter Sunday.
* The visitor centre, site and tea room are wheelchair-/pushchair-accessible.
* We provide free visitor car-parking spaces.
* Admission is free.
For all the details, please visit our Roman circus web-site at www.romancircus.co.uk .
We would like to thank all our visitors and customers for their interest and support, and we look forward to seeing you!
*** Are you interested in archaeology? – would you like to get some hands-on experience? – or are you interested in Colchester’s Roman circus and also like talking to people?
The Trust is very lucky to have two teams of dedicated volunteers: they process all the pottery which we excavate and they renovate and maintain the visitor centre building and grounds for our visitors and customers.
We are now recruiting volunteers to help process pottery and to act as guides at the Roman circus visitor centre and site. If you have some spare time each week and you are interested in volunteering with the Trust, then please contact Trust director Philip by ‘phone or email (contact details and form on this web-site at www.thecolchesterarchaeologist.co.uk/?page_id=284 ).
The images show the approach to the Roman circus visitor centre; the front of the visitor centre; the seat in the front garden which overlooks the site (including part of the arena) of the Roman circus, the walkway and seating-stand profile and the new spectator silhouettes; and the tea room – and the photo.s were all taken today, with the visitor centre all ready for our visitors and customers! [Image to follow.]