Museum Sessions

Whether you are teaching in school or remotely, our museum sessions are designed to educate, entertain and inspire. Both our physical and virtual packages are led by trained Museum Assistants and offer a fun way to explore the museums.

 

“We arrived back at school after a busy, educational and thought provoking day. It was very fun. I will remember that day forever.

Year 4 pupil

Remote Sessions

Castle in the Classroom

Whether you’re in school or teaching remotely, we can help. Our new 360 digital schools packages offer all the fun and learning of a visit to Colchester Castle without the travel and additional paperwork!

Turner Takeover

During April and May 2021, we have a special package that can be done from school and is completely FREE!

Turner Takeover is aimed at key stage 2 and supports children to learn more about J.M.W Turner and his painting, Walton Bridges. 

Onsite Sessions

Castle As Homes

An exciting day exploring Colchester Castle as a home. Dress up in our colourful knight’s tabards and experience what it was like to live and work in the Castle.

Toys And Homes

The amazing Hollytrees dolls house gives children a birds-eye view of life in the past. Dress up in aprons or waistcoats and travel back in time.

Romans In Colchester

Take on the role of archaeologists and learn about the events that led up to Boudica’s revolt and discover the impact this had on people’s lives.

Victorian Lives

Explore the status, fashion and materials as you dress as Mr and Mrs Round including corset and top hat. Discover what was involved in doing the household’s laundry.

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.

Where will your adventure start?