Colchester Castle museum reopened at the beginning of May 2014 following a £4.2 million refurbishment.
Colchester Castle's main hire space, the Charles Gray Room, has been fully refurbished as part of the project and is now available to hire for private or corporate functions. The Charles Gray Room is a fully accessible room sited on the first floor of the castle. The room is available during the day or evening. Evening hire includes exclusive use of the Castle galleries. The Charles Gray Room will accommodate between 60-70 delegates for a theatre style meeting or up to 100 guests for a standing reception, rising to 200 if the galleries are also used.


Colchester Castle will host a modern chariot race on June 7 to mark the multi-million pound redevelopment. The race will feature six teams representing the Roman, Iceni, Saxon, Norman, Cavalier and Roundhead eras, which will go head to head racing chariots around the Colchester Castle in a Battle of the Ages medieval festival.