The Jumbo Project is made possible with The National Lottery Heritage Fund. Thanks to National Lottery players, North Essex Heritage will work towards restoring Jumbo and transform it into a financially sustainable asset for Colchester and beyond.

  • VIPs visit Jumbo

    VIPs visit Jumbo

    A group of VIPs – Very Important Pupils – were invited to be part of the first school visit to go inside Jumbo, Colchester’s unique Victorian water tower.

  • What a view!

    What a view!

    Mayor & Mayoress visit Jumbo.

  • Portfolio Holder visits Jumbo

    Portfolio Holder visits Jumbo

    Councilllor Pam Cox, Colchester Borough Council’s Portfolio Holder for Culture and Heritage, enjoyed the best view in the city on a recent visit to Jumbo.

  • Heritage experts & MP visit Jumbo

    Heritage experts & MP visit Jumbo

    Experts from Historic England have toured Jumbo, Colchester’s unique Victorian water tower, with Will Quince MP.

  • Architect appointed for Jumbo Project

    Architect appointed for Jumbo Project

    Plans for Jumbo, the Grade ll* listed water tower in Colchester, have taken a step forward with the appointment of a lead architect and design team.

  • Big clean-up for Jumbo Summer 2022

    Big clean-up for Jumbo Summer 2022

    Volunteers took on the big task of cleaning the inside of Colchester’s unique historic water tower as part of the Jumbo Summer 2022 community activities at the landmark.

  • Jumbo Lease Agreed

    Jumbo Lease Agreed

    Lease to charity safeguards Jumbo for the nation Campaigners hoping to restore Colchester’s Jumbo water tower are celebrating an historic agreement which gives them control of the landmark building.

  • Jumbo Survey

    Jumbo Survey

    Urgent surveys ordered at historic water tower The charity working to preserve Colchester’s Jumbo water tower has commissioned a series of extensive surveys after structural damage was discovered at the Victorian landmark.

  • Jumbo Summer 2019 Films

    Jumbo Summer 2019 Films

    Watch the outcome from the Trust’s Jumbo Summer As part of our celebration of Jumbo Water Tower and heritage learning programme in 2019 the Trust commissioned two films from the art and education charity, Signals.

  • Jumbo Summer Events

    The latest events in Colchester’s Jumbo Summer will take place on Saturday, May 11, with youngsters being invited to join a fun model making workshop. Later in the day, a unique collection of experts will give free talks about the construction, operation and heritage of the town’s Victorian Jumbo water tower. North Essex Heritage (NEH), formally Colchester…