Visiting Colchester as a Teacher
Colchester and the surrounding area offers unparalleled opportunities for teachers to take the learning experience out of the classroom and stimulate and enhance their students understanding across the curriculum.
From unique built and natural environments to great arts and sporting facilities Colchester has it all, and much of it can be accessed for free.
The 21st Century town has evolved through all the major historical time periods, with influences from the Roman invasion, through Medieval, Tudor, Stuart, and Georgian times to the great changes of the Victorian era, all visible on street and interpreted through the fantastic educational programmes offered by the Colchester and Ipswich Museum Service, and the guided tours for schools bookable through the Visitor Information Centre. Students can learn about local democracy on a tour of the Town Hall, get hands on with art at firstsite or engage with the natural world at High Woods Country Park.
Click on the boxes below to download the sample itineraries. These are just suggestions which can be used as a basis for constructing your own itineraries.
There's lots going on in Colchester so to be inspired, click on the What's On button to see a full list of local events, updated daily. Use the get in touch button to contact the team at the Visit Colchester Information Centre for more help and advice or to give us your feedback about this page.
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