STUDENTS can learn about working at a museum during new summer placements. 

Colchester Museum is offering week-long work experience for students between Years 10 and 12 to learn about the different aspects involved in running a museum. 

The placement gives insight into areas such as retail, administration, collections documentation, exhibitions and evaluation. 

Councillor Michelle Burrows, Portfolio Holder for Leisure, Culture and Heritage, said: “We’re passionate about igniting a love for history and the arts in young people. 


“Budding historians, creative curators, and history enthusiasts in years 10 to 12 have a unique opportunity to step behind the scenes at our renowned museums and discover the magic that happens beyond the galleries. 

“These work experience placements offer an invaluable chance for students to explore their interests, gain practical skills, and experience the dynamic world of museums firsthand. 

“With six museums across Colchester and Ipswich, each specialising in different historical periods and collections, there’s something for everyone. Whether you’re fascinated by Roman soldiers, ancient Egypt, or modern art, your passion will find a home at Colchester and Ipswich Museums.” 

Applications for the summer placements can be sent until 9am on January 5.