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Care Home Advent Calendar


As part of Community 360’s Community Christmas Calendar, Colchester Museums have created some activities that can be done remotely. Explore some of the objects in our collection and try some activities that could prompt discussions amongst your residents. 

A Colchester Christmas

The first slides in the presentation can be shown to residents to have a look inside Hollytrees Museum. They show some of the things on display that might prompt conversations amongst residents, either about things they once had while growing up or about things in the home today. The next slides look at a painting by JMW Turner, which is currently on display in Colchester Castle. There are some suggested craft activities to go with it. Finally there are some christmas activities for residents to take part in. All of the instructions are in the Guide that can be downloaded using the button below. 

What's On


Discover something new in Colchester.

Browse the diary to find fun, family-friendly events all year round. 

Exhibitions + Displays

Our programme aims to showcase the variety of the collections from art to archaeology, costume to clocks.

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