Whether you’re studying the Victorians or Romans, visiting Hollytrees Museums, Colchester Castle or teaching remotely, our schools sessions inspire children to look, investigate, compare and question their ideas about the world around them.

The wide range of collections provide endless possibilities to explore any area of learning, whether you want to plan your own visit, take part in one of our active sessions or even bring the museum back to your classroom!


Museum Sessions

Our sessions involve a mixture of elements including story tours by trained Museum Assistants, teacher-led activities and free time to explore the galleries.

Teacher Resources

We have a range of free resources to support teachers and home educators. Our Learning From Home sessions explore different aspects of Roman life, while the Museum From Home library is full of creative ideas.

Arts Award Supporter

We run a diverse range of exhibitions and events for all ages. Whatever Arts Award level you are working towards, we can help.

Schools Newsletter



Keep up to date with our latest educational offers and projects by subscribing to our schools mailing list. You’ll receive regular emails with the latest news from Colchester Castle, Hollytrees Museum and the Natural History Museum.

What's On


Discover something new in Colchester. Browse the diary to find fun, family-friendly events all year round.

Exhibitions + Displays

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


Where will your adventure start?