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East of England

This section covers museum collections in the ceremonial counties of Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Norfolk and Suffolk. Working links to partner institutions coming soon.


Higgins Art Gallery & Museum, Bedford

The museum remains closed for a major redevelopment and will reopen in Spring 2013.


Woburn Abbey

They say 'Woburn Abbey first opened to the public in 1955 and has welcomed visitors from all over the globe. There are 22 rooms that you can experience, which house one of the most significant private art collections in the world.'


Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge

The Fitzwilliam Museum houses world-class collections of works of art and antiquities spanning centuries and civilisations.


Peterborough Museum and Art Gallery

They say 'Located in one of the city’s most historic buildings, Peterborough Museum has a wealth of stories to fascinate and enthrall the whole family. With amazing objects and interactive displays for all ages, the collections comprise over 200,000 items of great national and international importance.'


Chelmsford Museum

Chelmsford Museum dates back to 1835 and has varied displays, including coins. The Essex Regiment Museum, whose collections are owned by separate Trustees, tells the story of the County Regiment from its formation in 1741.


Colchester Museum

They say 'The collections in Colchester and Ipswich cover both human and natural history. These collections are full of objects which tell us not only what life was like thousands of years ago but also about life today.'


Epping Forest District Museum

Based in a lovely historic Tudor building in Waltham Abbey with many family friendly resources, you will find permanent displays of important finds from the district as well as a number of special exhibitions.


Southend Central Museum

Home to collections of local and natural history and archaeology. It has a changing programme of exhibitions and events throughout the year.



Norwich Castle Museum

One of the city’s most famous landmarks, Norwich Castle was is now a museum and art gallery and is home to some of the most outstanding collections of fine art, archaeology and natural history.