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Wicked Spirits? Witchcraft + Magic at Colchester Castle

16 July 2022 to 6 January 2023 Colchester Castle

Curated in collaboration with the world-famous Museum of Witchcraft and Magic in Boscastle, Colchester Museums brand new exhibition comprises of fascinating displays, talks, and tours, surrounding witchcraft and magic.

Head to the iconic Colchester Castle this summer and be transported back in time to the 1500 and 1600’s. During this time, a terrifying fear campaign was spreading throughout Europe which saw hundreds of people accused of witchcraft, arrested, and imprisoned in many locations across the country, including Colchester Castle.

For many years Colchester Castle has told the stories of those who hunted suspected witches – such as the notorious Witch Finder General, Matthew Hopkins – but now, Colchester Museums will be bringing the stories of those that suffered out into the open and telling their forgotten stories.

Five hundred years later this ground-breaking exhibition will finally give a voice to those people, who were persecuted, imprisoned, and even executed on suspicion of witchcraft - challenging its visitors to question who the “wicked spirits” really were?

The exhibition although sensitive in nature, has been developed for a family audience.

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Win a family exhibition ticket

To celebrate the opening of Wicked Spirits? Witchcraft + Magic at Colchester Castle, you could win a family ticket to the Castle Museum, including the exhibition.

Visit the competition page to enter.