Advance booking for this exhibition is essential.
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!