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Hollytrees Museum

Castle Park, Colchester CO1 1UG, England
+44 1206 282940
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School trip flashbacks!

I remember going here a few times with my school and i always enjoyed myself, I still enjoy it... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Zoe F

This is a real gem if you like museums, it's free to enter and there's plenty to see over three... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Norwich, England, 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 life was life for the rich and the poor. Then be transported back to the days before washing machines to try out a dolly peg and dress up as a servant.
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good38%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Castle Park, Colchester CO1 1UG, England
+44 1206 282940
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I remember going here a few times with my school and i always enjoyed myself, I still enjoy it, it's great for little ones and interesting little bits and bob, it's quite small but nice, right on the edge of town and by the castle...More

Thank Zoe F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a real gem if you like museums, it's free to enter and there's plenty to see over three floors. A real delight. Staff very welcoming.

Thank JaxB123
Reviewed 8 May 2017

Living locally I hadn't been here for years. It is a lovely little museum. Well set out, with lots of interesting information. Well worth a visit.

Thank Sarah G
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

Visited with my 8 and 3 year old children whilst on a trip to the town centre. We all really enjoyed it. We spent around 40 minutes walking around and really liked the dolls houses and clocks. The children both loved that there were things...More

Thank Amazamum
Reviewed 16 April 2017

Great place for all the family to enjoy and experience. Some very interesting exhibits with hands-on activities to make it fun for the children.

Thank freddiebooboo
Reviewed 16 April 2017

Whilst visiting Colchester Castle we decided to take a look at Holytrees as it was free. For such a small place they have managed to fit a fair bit in & interactive things for the children as well, in fact one of the rooms is...More

Thank Dan B
Reviewed 14 April 2017

This a fantastic piece of Victorian history all under one roof so much to see over three floors a beautiful place

Thank pharoah48
Reviewed 12 April 2017

This little museum is free admission and it really is like visiting the owners and their families, with home videos playing. Showing the kitchen equipment they used in the past. lots of information and fun things to discover for children too. The children's room, shows...More

Thank jacqueline B
Reviewed 7 April 2017

This quaint little museum is wonderful. Great piece of local history. Really interesting to see how a Colchester household in the Victorian times lived. Definitely see it. Free to enter, its a little gem!

Thank NamasteTia
Reviewed 27 March 2017

Lovely little museum with lots of interesting artefacts especially the beautiful locally made clocks. Friendly helpful staff & tourist information office.

Thank MrsB121
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