Heritage Open Days

Our Open Days

The Colchester Civic Society, like Civic Societies throughout the country, is deeply involved with Heritage Open Days. Our members steward many of the properties open to visitors during this event at the beginning of September each year.

Heritage Open Day returns to Colchester on the weekend of the 10th and 11th September 2022 when the doors to Colchester’s heritage attractions are flung open and residents and visitors alike are invited to explore the secrets and stories contained within.

Highlights include  free guided tours of historic Colchester, access to buildings not normally open to the public including the  Jumbo Water Tower (pre- booking required), Roman TheatrePeake’s Housethe Abbey Gateway and Cannock Mill. (for more info click on each of these links)

Tours include:

Town to Sea Trail   at 11am  on  Saturday 10th September led by John Davies

Walking the Walls    at 2pm  on Saturday 10th September led by Barbara Butler

Trinity Church Church   at 2pm   Saturday 10 September led by Francis Sparrow

Seige of Colchester  at 11am Sunday 11th September led by Ann Turner

Roman Colchester at 3pm Sunday 11th September led by Ann Turner

Gosbecks  at 11am & 2pm on  Sunday 18 September led by Ann Turner, Vicki Clements

All walks in the town to start at the War memorial. Gosbecks walk to meet in the car park.

You can also get backstage at the Mercury Theatre to discover the newly refubished building and what goes on behind the scenes and

For full information of what’s on go to Heritage Open Days Colchester