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Colchester + Ipswich Museums

Welcome to Colchester + Ipswich Museums

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Colchester + Ipswich Museums are planning for their future. We want to hear people's views about what they would like the museums to focus on over the next 5 years. Follow the link to a short survey that consists of 4 questions. We are grateful to everyone for taking the time to participate and help shape their museum service.

Museums visitor survey






There is so much to see and do at Colchester + Ipswich Museums that you will be spoilt for choice. Covering thousands of years of history, a visit to one of our museums or art galleries will take you on a fascinating journey through time!

Christchurch Mansion in Ipswich is a beautiful Tudor Mansion boasting over 500 years of history. Colchester Castle is the largest Norman Keep in Europe. Hollytrees Museum is a beautiful Georgian building taking in domestic life and childhood in Colchester over the past 300 years. Ipswich Art School and Museum provides inspiration for students and visitors, as you journey through Suffolk's past from the Iron Age to Romans and Saxons. At Colchester's Natural History Museum visitors can get closer to nature, find out about wildlife habitats, biodiversity and climate change.


Visit our What's On page for a list of upcoming events and exhibitions.


Christchurch Mansion






Training Museum