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Colchester Siege Spectacular

19th – 20th August

Colchester City Council and The English Civil War Society present a dramatic portrayal of the Siege of Colchester in 1648. Hundreds of Musketeers, Pikemen, Gunners, and Cavalry come to battle as the New Model Army attempts to seize control of the city from stubborn Royalist defenders. 

Come to the Castle and meet the townsfolk with displays of crafts and trades, and watch the displays through the day from Regiments of Foote, Cavalry, and Cannon in Castle Park.

Displays start at 11.00am and finish at 5.00pm once Battle is concluded and we find out whether Colchester stands or falls.

Colchester and Ipswich Museums have produced a series of videos about the siege. You can find them here:

and another one here: