Transforming People To Transform Museums

Transforming People to Transform Museums is an exciting workforce development project, generously supported by Heritage Lottery Fund. Colchester + Ipswich Museums are working with The Long Shop Museumthe Museum of East Anglian Life and Palace House to host a number of traineeships between 2018 – 22. 

Museums involve a range of roles and our venues are a wonderful environment in which to learn and develop transferable skills. Furthermore, our teams are experts when it comes to heritage and culture.




Through traineeships, aimed at individuals with no prior museum employment, we are opening up routes to the museum sector.

Our Team

We have an incredible team of staff with expertise spanning exhibition design to collections documentation, curation and learning to administration.

Behind the scenes blog

Almost everyday is different at Colchester + Ipswich Museums. Find out what our staff get up to.


Each year as part of The Training Museum we are running the CIMOVATION fund, a small, in-house grant scheme

Where will your adventure start?