Tea + Torcs: Dressed in Their Best?


Colchester Castle

From £7.50

Suitable for Everyone

Exhibition, Talks and Tours

About this Event

2.30 – 4.30pm

The Museum of London Archaeology’s Lyn Blackmore will delve into the burial goods of the ‘Prittlewell Prince’ in this exploration of status, belief and ritual. Shedding light on the unique finds excavated from burials across London and Essex, Lyn will examine Anglo-Saxon adornment from the mysterious to the commonplace. At a time when Christian and pre-Christian beliefs intertwine in the traditions of death and burial, our final lecture will unlock an exciting and often little known part of our local history and is not one to be missed.   

Taking place on every second Saturday of the month these lectures will be delivered by a series of curators, historians and experts. From the oldest forms of adornment to the world of body art, enjoy hot drinks and biscuits while you soak up the wonder of gold, beauty and how even the smallest items we wear – and why we wear them – have the most powerful stories. 

We would suggest that these lectures are suitable for age 12+

Entry to the Castle from 2pm


Tickets £7.50 per person

How to Book

Booking required. Pop into the Natural History Museum, or call 01206 282941, to secure your place and pay