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Explore the museum together and help us plan for the future. This session includes activities, crafts and stories for families with children in reception and KS1.

This one-hour session for young families includes natural history themed activities, games, crafts and stories. Enjoy the museum at a time just for you and a limited number of other families.

You can choose from a selection of activities that will explore the building and displays to spark ideas, conversations and feelings about the museum and its stories, how it is today and what you would like it to be in the future. There will be a take-home craft activity and circle time.

During the session we will be asking about your experiences of the museum, whether that’s as a first time visitor or a regular. We will also be taking photos. The feedback collected will help us with our redevelopment plans. By booking onto this free event you are consenting to taking part in our evaluation.

A covered buggy park will be provided in the museum garden to give us maximum space inside.

To say thank you for taking part, each family will receive a goody bag containing activity ideas, a child-friendly gift and a voucher for 50% off Colchester Castle entry.

Colchester Borough Council takes the management of personal data seriously and it does this in compliance with data protection laws. All information collected will be used for research purposes only. For further information about how Evaluation Participant Data is used and stored by Colchester + Ipswich Museums, please go to


Colchester Castle

Castle Park, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1TJ

01206 282939


Opening times

Daily, 10am – 5pm (Sun from 11am)

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