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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, take part in one of our active sessions or even bring the museum back to your classroom!

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.

Teacher Resources

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 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. 

Browse the diary to find out what you can see across Colchester Museums.

Where will your adventure start?