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With a unique mix of fascinating displays, the latest technology and hands-on activities, there is lots for your family to explore and discover across Colchester + Ipswich Museums.

  • Explore the national story of Roman and Norman conquest, Boudiccan revolt and Civil War at Colchester Castle.
  • Find out about wildlife habitats, biodiversity and climate change at the nearby Natural History Museum.
  • See a changing programme of local and touring exhibitions, featuring art, museum collections and more at Ipswich Art Gallery.
  • Immerse yourself in over 500 years of history in the stunning Tudor Mansion, set within Christchurch Park.

Where will your adventure start?

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Colchester Museums

With a unique mix of fascinating displays, the latest technology and hands-on activities, there is lots for your family to explore and discover across Colchester Museums’ three sites.

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Ipswich Museums

Covering thousands of years of both human and natural history, there is so much for families to discover across Ipswich Museums’ three venues.

Museum From Home

 

Looking for things to do? We have a wide variety of activities to educate and entertain all ages. Inspired by the collections across Colchester and Ipswich, from art to nature, archaeology to social history, let us bring the museum to you!

You can follow us on social media for new ideas or find our library below.

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Collections Online

 

We hold over 200,000 records of objects, documents, artefacts and specimens: from Natural Science collections spanning millions of years, to a wide range of Social History objects.

Our online catalogue will allow you to search the collections of Colchester + Ipswich Museums!

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