Friends of the Museums

Both Colchester and Ipswich Museums are supported by active ‘Friends’ organisations. They offer valuable advocacy for the service and regularly provide funding to support museum activities. Often this is associated with the purchase of items for the museum collections, but they also provide crucial help with development in other areas.

Over the next few years both of the ‘Friends’ organisations will continue to have an important and growing role in the future health and development of our joint museum service.

To find out more

For further details about the Friends of Colchester Museums, you can visit their website. Alternatively, please email

Information on the Friends of Ipswich Museums can be found of their website or by emailing

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