Every year in the UK, February is LGBT+ History Month. This national programme sees organisations countrywide showing their support for the LGBT+ community in a variety of different ways.   From school and university programmes and arts and cultural events there will be a diverse range of activities on offer this year by organisations all…

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Adorn: Jewellery, The Human Story has had its final participants added to the exhibition at Colchester Castle. This time, there will be eight people showcasing a range of different forms of adornment worn by Colchester residents.   Adorn is Colchester Museums’ first major exhibition since it reopened in 2014. It showcases the diverse ways people…

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Colchester is looking merry and bright. Christmas trees are on display, the town is lit with festive lights and Colchester Castle is getting ready to host its annual open evening.   Taking place on Wednesday 11 December, the Castle will be throwing its doors open for FREE and welcoming visitors from 3pm – 8.30pm.  …

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This Halloween, Colchester Castle is launching a brand-new escape experience.   Set in Europe’s largest Norman keep, come and explore the mysterious goings on that have caused several members of the Castle team to disappear!   Escape At The Castle is the perfect opportunity to gather friends and family together to see if you can…

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Colchester Castle is offering locals a unique chance to be part of its new exhibition Adorn: Jewellery, the Human Story, now open at Colchester Castle.   People have chosen to decorate themselves for thousands of years through clothing, jewellery or tattoos in order to stand out and express themselves. However, the stories behind why people…

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Colchester Castle

This year, Heritage Open Days is set to open the doors to over thirty historic properties across Colchester for FREE, including Colchester Castle on Saturday 14 September.   From 13-22 September 2019, Colchester’s sites of significant historical and architectural interest will open their doors to the public at no charge. Other planned activities over the…

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Colchester + Ipswich Museums are delighted to have joined forces with colleagues in Norwich to save an early masterpiece by the artist JM Turner.   Thanks to generous grants from the National Lottery Heritage Fund and Art Fund, the museums consortium was able to intervene at the eleventh hour to buy the magnificent oil painting,…

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This year’s 3D floral display in Castle Park, Colchester has gone on public display today and features a dragon to link with the temporary Game of Thrones sign for Essos (Essex) and the legend of the local Wormingford Dragon.   The Essos sign in Castle Park was launched in Castle Park, in May, to promote…

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Next week is half term, and parents and carers across the Borough will be looking for ideas to keep the children occupied. There’s no need to fear, as Colchester Museums have plenty of fun and inspiring activities to keep the whole family occupied.   With events taking place across all three sites, there is something…

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The half-term holidays are just around the corner and Colchester Museums are hosting three jam-packed days of activities to keep young families inspired and entertained.   On Tuesday 29 May, the fun starts at Hollytrees Museum with Rhyme-time T-shirts where children can explore the childhood gallery and be inspired by traditional nursery rhymes to create…

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