Colchester + Ipswich Museums is generously supported by a variety of funders, from specific project grants to ongoing, core funding. 

We also work closely with a range of partners, such as cultural organisations, universities and community groups. These projects enable us to deliver our programme of activities and better interpret our collections and local heritage.


Arts Council England

Colchester + Ipswich Museums receives core funding from Arts Council England, as one of it’s National Portfolio Organisations. Their support enables us to engage and inspire even wider audiences.

National Lottery Heritage Fund

The National Lottery Heritage Fund supports the current development phase of the Ipswich Museum Re-development, a project that aims to make a lasting difference for heritage, communities and people in Ipswich.

John Ellerman Foundation

The John Ellerman Foundation are supporting a 3 year project, which focuses on the diverse natural science collections across both Colchester and Ipswich.

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