News from Colchester Archaeological Trust:
The site will be open from 10.00am until 4.00pm and admission is free. Trust archaeologists, excavators and volunteers will be there to direct visitors and to chat, and Trust director Philip and Trust deputy director Howard will be there all day to explain the site and the exposed foundations to our visitors in small groups. If you would like to visit the site, then we would ask you to go into the Castle Park and to the new park gate, almost opposite the castle entrance, which gives access to the rear of 97 High Street (‘Castle House': postcode CO1 1UG). The site is wheelchair-accessible. We look forward to seeing you!
The surviving foundations of the Temple of Claudius can be viewed within Colchester Castle Museum. The remains of the Roman theatre in Maidenburgh Street – inside a house not far from 97 High Street – will also be open to visitors for the day: the theatre would have formed part of a complex with the temple and precinct.