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Colchester Castle

Tuesday 1st October 2019 - Sunday 9th February 2020
00:00 - 00:00
Colchester Castle Park
High Street
Free event

Colchester Castle’s exciting new exhibition Adorn: Jewellery, The Human Story, is NOW OPEN!

Visitors are invited to journey through time from Bronze Age beginnings, to today’s modern makers, taking in over 200 star objects along the way. Marvel at objects over 3,000 years old including jewellery from as far across the Roman Empire as Pompeii.

The exhibition is housed in the Castle’s chapel, which has been transformed into an incredible space filled with golden light, where dazzling objects fill irregular alcoves and impressive graphics pull visitors into the narrative of the human stories.

Adorn is a truly family friendly exhibit. Younger Castle guests can navigate their own way around the Chapel space with the help of our new explorer backpacks. Set them on their way to follow the Adorn treasure trail and solve the clues!

Throughout the duration of the exhibition there are plenty of Adorn themed events for the whole family to enjoy. For the older guests there are opportunities to learn more about historic jewellery techniques and even make your very own original masterpiece with our Copper Bulla and Knot Ring workshops. Or if you prefer, relax with a hot drink and enjoy one of our informative Tea and Torcs lectures and soak up the expertise of our curatorial team.

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