Transforming People to Transform Museums


“Being a Trainee is an incredible experience and has opened my eyes to a world of opportunities.”

Scott Collins

Training Museum Trainee 2015 - 16

We want to open up routes into the museum sector and one way we are doing this is through 12 month, full-time traineeships. Participants can gain transferable skills within a museum, whilst working toward a Level 3 Diploma.

Applications to our traineeships for 2018/19 have now closed. We will reopen in the Spring for 2019/20.

To learn about future opportunities, you can join our traineeship mailing list, by emailing


Downloadable Resources


Downloadable Resources


Between 2015 – 18, Colchester + Ipswich Museums hosted 10 traineeships with support from Arts Council England. Hear about their experience by watching our short film.


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We have been involved in several projects. Read descriptions of these projects and links to further information.


We run a variety of outreach projects, working with community groups and young people as well as offering reminiscence sessions for older people.

We offer a range of services to the public. From a free identification service to the portable antiquities scheme, we have skills to help you.

There are many ways to be more actively involved with the museum service.

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