Our Work

We offer a range of services to the public, from filming locations to the Portable Antiquities Scheme.



Our Conservation Service undertakes archaeological and social history conservation, working closely with excavators to ensure information has been documented.


Colchester + Ipswich Museums support research because it helps us to understand and use our collections better.

Portable Antiquities Scheme

The Portable Antiquities Scheme is a voluntary scheme to record archaeological objects found by members of the public in England and Wales.

Photography and Fees

We are proud to support local community photographers and film makers.

Our Policies

To ensure every area of our work embodies best practice, Colchester + Ipswich Museums has a range of policies to guide us.


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?