Colchester + Ipswich Museums
Welcome to Colchester + Ipswich Museums
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 Britain. 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.
This summer, take a family journey through the rich and exciting history of Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and Essex with a free Museum Explorer Passport. Collect yours from one of our museums and begin your expedition through time, taking in the Roman invasion, the magic of steam railways and the rapid rise of the industrial age.