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 and Ipswich Museums.

  • Built on the foundations of the Roman Temple of Claudius, Colchester Castle is the largest Norman keep in Europe.
  • Ipswich Museum opened in 1881 and was dedicated to the study of science and art.
  • Situated within Castle Park, Hollytrees Museums is surrounded by beautiful gardens.
  • Christchurch Mansion is the jewel in the crown of Ipswich’s historic past boasting over 500 years of history.


Colchester Museums

The Colchester collections span thousands of years of human and natural history, from paintings and toys at Hollytrees Museum, to taxidermy and fossils at Natural History, to archaeology and Roman artefacts at the Castle.

Ipswich Museums

Visitors to Ipswich Museum and Christchurch Mansion can encounter objects from across the globe, as well as a range of collections that tell the story of the town and its residents.

Where will your adventure start?