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We run a variety of outreach projects, working with community groups and young people as well as offering reminiscence sessions for older people. For more information, please contact the Team.

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

Memory Boxes contain a mixture of objects relating to each topic and will soon get the conversation flowing. We have different boxes available to hire from Christchurch Mansion in Ipswich and Colchester Castle in Colchester.

Some of the boxes on offer are from specific decades – such as 1930/40s and 1950/60s. There are also thematic boxes such as Childhood and Holidays.

Borrow a Memory Box

Colchester

Length of hire: Weekly 
Cost: £5

Ipswich

Length of hire: Weekly 
Cost: £5

Boxes Available

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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.

The Training Museum is an exciting workforce transformation programme for Colchester + Ipswich Museums, generously supported by Arts Council England.

We offer a range of services to the public. From a free identification service to the portable antiquities scheme, we have skills to help you.

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