What We Do

Did you know that Colchester + Ipswich Museums offer a range of services to the public?


Museum From Home

For when you can’t visit the museums, let us bring the museums to you!

Check out our growing library of activities inspired by the collections, to help educate and entertain.

About Us

We want to showcase the variety of roles in museums, as well as the exciting work our staff do.

Get Involved

There are many ways you can become more involved with Colchester + Ipswich Museums.

Why not volunteer, join the Friends of the Museum, or perhaps donate.

Memory Boxes

Memory Boxes are great way to interact with a family member, social group or in a care home.

Past Projects

Find out more about some of the different projects Colchester + Ipswich Museums have delivered.

Our Work

We offer a range of services to the public.

From free identifications to the Portable Antiquities Scheme, we have skills to help you.


Colchester Museums

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 Museums’ three sites.

Ipswich Museums

Covering thousands of years of both human and natural history, there is so much for families to discover across Ipswich Museums’ three venues.

Where will your adventure start?