Get Involved

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



Volunteering can be a fantastic experience for all involved and we are keen to share opportunities at Colchester and Ipswich with new audiences.

Work Experience

Colchester + Ipswich Museums host week-long work experience placements for students in years 10 – 12.

Gifts And Bequests

Collections in both Colchester and Ipswich continue to be enriched through donation, purchase and field collection.

Friends of the Museums

We are proud to be supported by very active “Friends” organisations. They offer valuable advocacy and regularly provide funding to support museum activities.


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?