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Teacher’s Resources

If you fancy browsing our collections at your own pace, we have a range of resources that are designed to assist teachers and students on your self-guided tour. Alternatively, they can be used to support independent learning in the classroom.

General admission to all museums is free, except Colchester Castle. We encourage local schools to use their local museums and therefore we offer a 50p discount per child for schools within their respective boroughs.

All school, nursery and group visits must be booked in advance. To enquire about a visit or to make a booking please contact us.

Romans in Colchester

Brooch, 50-200 AD, Roman

The presentation and activities are designed to prepare your class for their visit to Colchester Castle.

They can also be used following the visit to reinforce ideas discussed.

Learning from Objects

Colchester Vase

The presentation and activities are designed to help teachers use objects with their classes.

They can also be used following the visit to reinforce ideas discussed. Available at Colchester Castle.

Bronze Age Resources

Socketed Axe - Late Bronze Age

An overview of Bronze Age Essex with activity examples and detailed descriptions of bronze age objects in the collections of Colchester and Ipswich Museums. Available at Colchester Castle.

 

Fenwick Hoard Resources

5 gold finger rings - Fenwick Hoard

The Fenwick Hoard is a significant set of evidence for the history of Colchester.

It gives insight into Roman daily life, military, fashion, and the devastating effects of the Boudican Revolt. Available at Colchester Castle.

 

Stone Age Resources

Neolithic Axe

An overview of Stone Age Essex with activity examples and detailed descriptions of Stone Age objects in the collections of Colchester and Ipswich Museums. Available at Colchester Castle.

Woolly’s Adventures

Woolly Mammoth

Hello, my name is Woolly and I live at Ipswich Museum and Gallery.

Come on, let me show you what’s inside.

 

 

 

Related Content

Our sessions are led by our super trained Learning Team and are a fun way to explore your chosen venue.

Interact, dress up and explore the rich history Colchester and Ipswich have to offer.

Fossil shell

Borrow one of our loan boxes to bring the past alive in your classroom. Boxes contain a mix of replica and real objects, photos, documents and guidance notes.

Group of schoolchildren

A handy list of questions that we get asked about a lot.

Hopefully they will provide you with all the information you need about visiting one of our venues.

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