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A Turner At The Castle

Colchester Castle

Saturday 26th September 2020 - Thursday 4th March 2021
00:00 - 00:00
Colchester Castle Park
High Street
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A Turner At The Castle – Now Open

Colchester Castle is thrilled to announce an English masterpiece by J M W Turner is now on display until the 28 March 2021. The artwork entitled ‘Walton Bridges’ was painted by Turner in 1806 close to his home on the River Thames.

‘Walton Bridges’ was in danger of leaving the country, following its sale to a foreign buyer, but in July 2019 a rescue bid was launched involving Colchester + Ipswich Museums and the Norfolk Museum Service to help save it for the nation. With the aid of major grants from the National Lottery Heritage Fund, Art Fund and a private donor, as well as the support of the Friends of Colchester Museums, this nationally important painting, was successfully saved for the East of England and the nation.

Book your ticket by calling 01206 282939. Your timed-entry ticket will allow full access to Colchester Castle Museum which includes Turner At The Castle.

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