Teaching in Colchester

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.

Children in Colchester Castle

Teachers' Packs: Themed Trails

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Find out more

To find out more about bringing an educational group to Colchester, we recommend you contact the venues directly.

If you would like more general information or advice about planning your trip, get in touch with the team at the Colchester Visitor Information Centre for more help.

Contact Us

Colchester Visitor Information Centre

Hollytrees Museum
Castle Park
CO1 1UG Colchester

Tel: 01206 282920

Email: vic@colchester.gov.uk

Opening Hours: Monday - Saturday, 10am - 5pm