Turner Takeover

Suitable for KS2

Whilst Colchester Museums are closed, staff have been busy behind the scenes, working to bring the Museums to you!

For the first time in the museum’s history, an English masterpiece by J M W Turner has recently been on display at Colchester Castle. We’d like to offer schools a FREE virtual package where children can learn more about J.M.W Turner and his painting, Walton Bridges. Meet the curators, learn some artistic techniques and even create your own masterpiece! 

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This package includes:

  • Workbooks for all children taking part.
  • Live digital sessions with museum staff at Colchester Castle and in our museum stores.
  • Pre-recorded sessions with Turner expert, Emma Roodhouse and artist, Emma Connolly.
  • Guidance for teachers.

These sessions will be running during late April to early May and must be booked in advance. To find out more and book, please contact us.


Turner Takeover has been possible thanks to support from the National Lottery Heritage Fund and Art Fund.


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