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Reflections on Roman Glass

Reflections on Roman Glass

Reflections on Roman Glass By Lib Fox, Projects and Development Lead * Click on the photos below to visit our Collections Online database and discover more. * ​ OK, full disclosure, I’m not an expert in Roman glass. In fact, I’m not an expert in Roman anything. My...
Under Siege!

Under Siege!

Under Siege! By Ben Paites, Collections + Learning Curator 2023 marks the 375th anniversary of the Siege of Colchester, a terrible part of Colchester’s long and complex history. The siege began during the Second English Civil war in 1648, a period where England was...
The Castle as a Cushion

The Castle as a Cushion

The Castle as a Cushion By Liz Lee Reynolds, Colchester Museums Cushion Volunteer Since moving to Colchester, I have been enchanted by the history which seems to hide around every corner of this well-established settlement. Though sometimes easily overlooked, history...
Rage Recycling

Rage Recycling

Rage Recycling By Sam Gray, Duty Officer for Colchester Museums At Colchester + Ipswich Museums we try and find ways to minimise waste and recycle where possible. We already have good systems in place at Colchester Castle to manage a lot of our everyday waste, but...
Green Wins for Earth Day

Green Wins for Earth Day

Green Wins for Earth Day By Lib Fox, Project Coordinator Our team are always looking for ways to be a bit greener so, with Earth Day coming up on Saturday 22nd April, we wanted to share some of the highlights from the last year.   Packing up Ipswich Museum Since...
Hollytree Cushion Project update 2023

Hollytree Cushion Project update 2023

Hollytree Cushion Project update 2023 ​By Megan Fowler, Visitor Information Assistant It has been a short *checks calendar* eight months since my last update on the Hollytrees Cushion Project – so I thought it was about time I shared the news of our progress!  Myself...

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