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Whether you’re studying the Victorians or Romans, visiting Hollytrees Museums or Colchester Castle, our schools sessions and museums 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 or take part in one of our active museum sessions.

Find out more below or have a look through our schools brochure.

Learn

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.

School Loan Boxes

Borrow one of our loan boxes to bring the past alive in your classroom. Boxes contain a mix of replica and real objects, photos, documents and guidance notes.

Group Visit Information

Information you need about visiting one of our venues.

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.

What’s On

Events

Discover new ideas in Colchester.

Browse the diary to find events for everyone, all year round. Covering thousands of years of history, the choice is varied and there is something fun for all the family.

Exhibitions

Discover new ideas in Colchester.

Browse the diary to find exhibitions for everyone, all year round. Covering thousands of years of history, the choice is varied and there is something fun for all the family.

Where will your adventure start?