Frequently Asked Questions
Where do I find the exhibition?
Decoding the Roman Dead is on the first floor of Colchester Castle, which you can access via the main staircase, the glass platform lift in the centre of the building or an enclosed lift near the toilets.
Is it easy to get around?
Once inside, there is one way to walk through the exhibition. The gallery floor is smooth, flat wood. There is plenty of room to manoeuvre a wheelchair and the exhibits are displayed at different heights.
What will I see?
The exhibition includes a variety of objects, as you can see from our Highlights section. It is important to note that the displays do include cremated human remains, which some visitors may find upsetting.
Is there a lot of text?
There is text throughout the gallery. Large panels introduce the different sections, while small labels accompany individual objects. If you find the object label text too small and would appreciate borrowing a sheet magnifier, please let our team know.
Is there sound in the gallery?
There is an introductory film as you enter, which includes audio and subtitles. Decoding the Roman Dead does not have an audio guide.
What is the lighting like?
There are no harshly lit or dark areas, but we have used directional spot lights, so be careful not to look directly up at them.