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We are committed to enabling access for everybody to all of our venues.

  • Accessible toilets in all venues.
  • Accessible lifts are available at Colchester Castle, Hollytrees, Ipswich Museum and Ipswich Art Gallery.
  • Reduced admission for carers.
  • Ear defenders available to visitors.
  • Audio guide description facilities are available at Colchester Castle.
  • Tactile/braille maps at Colchester Castle.

On occasions parts of our buildings may not be accessible to everyone, please speak to a member of staff for more information.

We are currently developing Visual Stories and Floor Plans for our venues. When completed, these resources will be available on the venue pages, please follow the links below.

Our museums can get busy. If you would like to visit at a quieter time, please call the museums for more information and to find out about our Relaxed Openings.

Colchester Castle: 01206 282939

Ipswich Museum: 01473 433551

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Colchester + Ipswich Museums run a diverse range of exhibitions and events for all ages. Find out what’s currently on and what’s coming up.

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Have a query? Want to book a school session? Just contact us and we will be happy to help you.

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Keep up to date with our latest exhibitions, events and projects by subscribing to our museum mailing lists.

I would highly recommend the Colchester Museum loan boxes to any education practitioner who is looking for a hands on and realistic resource for children of any age.

We have borrowed the ‘Toys’ box, which really engaged and interested all of the children in my class. The discussion that came out of the toys we were looking at and handling was priceless.

Laura Free

Teacher, Hazelmere Infants School

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