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Hollytrees Museum

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The museum is in the park and close to the castle. It also houses the tourist information centre... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
London, United Kingdom
Lovely building

The museum is set in a lovely Georgian building previously home to Charles Gray – a prominent... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Coventry, United Kingdom
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Follow the story around this beautiful Georgian building taking in domestic life and childhood in Colchester over the past 300 years. Meet many different characters from the past and experience Colchester's fascinating history. Discover what family...more
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Castle Park, Colchester CO1 1UG, England
+44 1206 282940
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All reviewsdolls housesthe tourist information centrefree entryinteresting displaysold housechildren's toysvictorian timeschildhood toysclock roomlocal historyclock collectionnice collectionlovely georgian buildingcolchester castleworth a visitthree floorsschool trip
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum is in the park and close to the castle. It also houses the tourist information centre. Admission is free. There is a lift in the building. A good collection of items, clocks, old household things, childhood toys, dolls houses etc. It was quiet...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum is set in a lovely Georgian building previously home to Charles Gray – a prominent member of parliament for Colchester. The museum is interesting enough but a little bit too rambling with an eclectic mix of items. Not being a local I found...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

0-5 year old children love it here. They can see all the old toys, games and even have the chance to dress up. The staff are friendly and welcoming. They always accommodate us leaving our buggies in a safe and secure place when requested

Thank Kimmie_Rose
Reviewed 22 July 2018

Lovely old building, entrance is free as is all museums in Colchester. Tells you about life in Colchester over a 100 years ago. The travel information office is also located in this building and there are clean public toilets next door.

Thank Carla M
Reviewed 1 July 2018

Nice little interesting museum housed in a 18th century mansion. A nice collection of artefacts of which the ones on the first floor, dealing with everyday household, were most interesting to me. Other rooms are filled with childrens toys and clocks. Good for an hour

Thank SeimenBurum
Reviewed 26 June 2018

This is inside the park its a great little musem it tells you who lived there old toys they played with what they wore and used its free so great for everyone

Thank lisagilbert2015
Reviewed 17 June 2018

If you take the kids here, its good once or twice, but nothing much changes and they get bored, only went because of the school passport scheme.

Thank Regina W
Reviewed 16 June 2018

Lovely old building full of interesting exhibits, particularly dolls houses and clocks. A nice place to while away and hour or two.

Reviewed 4 June 2018

Says it all greeted by hundreds of Clocks Clocks Clocks all ticking away some other things like dolls houses toys and kitchen ware thru the years amazing it was free enrty

Thank Simon P
Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

Great historical sitie, this kuseum is for free. So many interesting things to learn. Great, helpfull stuff, nice vift shop

Thank Kristina K
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