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“Our vision is to create a museum service that is a source of pride, inspiration and fun.”

The museum services in Colchester and Ipswich merged in April 2007 to create a stronger, more dynamic service for the two towns.

This unique venture makes social, economic and cultural sense providing the people of Colchester and Ipswich with a museum service to treasure.

Combining thousands of years of history, Colchester + Ipswich Museums have strong collections in Roman, Saxon and local history in both towns.

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Schools and Teachers 

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Colchester Collections

Ipswich Collections 

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Colchester Castle

01206 282939

Castle Park
Colchester
Essex
CO1 1TJ

Hollytrees Museum

01206 282940

Castle Park
Colchester
Essex
CO1 1UG

Natural History Museum

01206 282941

High Street
Colchester
Essex
CO1 1DN

Ipswich Museum and Gallery

01473 433551

High Street
Ipswich
Suffolk
IP1 3QH 

Christchurch Mansion

01473 433554

Soane Street
Ipswich
Suffolk
IP4 2BE

Colchester + Ipswich Museums

01206 282931

Museum Resource Centre
14 Ryegate Road
Colchester
Essex
CO1 1YG

museums@colchester.gov.uk

The Training Museum

01206 282927

Museum Resource Centre
14 Ryegate Road
Colchester
Essex
CO1 1YG

training.museum@colchester.gov.uk

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