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Hollytrees Cushion Project Update

Hollytrees Cushion Project Update

Hollytrees Cushion Project Update By Megan Fowler, Visitor Information  Assistant Earlier this year, we announced that Colchester Museums and the Visitor Information Centre were joining forces to create some very special new window seat cushions for Hollytrees Museum....
Botanising Turner

Botanising Turner

Botanising Turner ​Guest blog by Dr David Waterhouse, Senior Curator of Natural History at Norfolk Museums Service Many of us have heard of forensic entomology – where the succession of various insects and other invertebrates found on corpses are used to figure out...
Why I Volunteer

Why I Volunteer

← Previous blog Hello, my name is Laura Jones and I have been volunteering with Ipswich Museums for over two years now. During my time here I have taken part in a number of different projects, volunteering alongside professional staff who have taught me so much...
Mansion Guiding

Mansion Guiding

← Previous blog Gillian Barnett, Christchurch Mansion Volunteer Guide It was 1990 when I first discovered Christchurch Mansion. Having moved to Suffolk from a Garden City in Hertfordshire I found the medieval buildings in Ipswich and their associated history...
Unboxing Boxstones

Unboxing Boxstones

← Previous blog Karen Banton, Assistant Collections and Learning Curator Ipswich Museum is home to some fossils that are unique to Suffolk and North-East Essex: the Suffolk Boxstones. Thanks to the John Ellerman Foundation, I got to spend five months learning...

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