Past Projects

Colchester + Ipswich Museums have been involved in a number of projects, involving our buildings (the Castle Redevelopment Project), collections (Aspire: Year of Constable) and even our workforce (The Training Museum). Brief descriptions and links to further information regarding them are show below.


The Training Museum

The Training Museum was an Arts Council England-funded project that ran between 2015-18.

Through traineeships, volunteer opportunities, schools activities, staff professional development and more, the service worked to open up the museum sector to new voices.

Transforming People To Transform Museums Conference

This event was a national conference exploring how heritage and arts organisations are reacting to new challenges through radical approaches in partnership working, workforce development and the use of museum and gallery spaces.


Conference Report

Colchester Castle Redevelopment

Colchester Castle reopened on 2 May 2014 after a substantial redevelopment programme. Many improvements and developments were made, creating a high-quality, exciting and fit-for-purpose visitor attraction.


Project Report


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?