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Hollytrees Museum

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Address: High Street, Colchester CO1 1UG, England
Phone Number: 01206 282 940
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Small but perfectly formed.

A lovely little museum free and was a welcome option for a particularly wet day! Lovely rooms and a fab collection of dolls houses.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

A lovely little museum free and was a welcome option for a particularly wet day! Lovely rooms and a fab collection of dolls houses.

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Harwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

This is really lovely. I have an interest in doll's houses and have two of my own, and have visited Hollytrees quite a few times.

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Clacton-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

A small but interesting museum very child friendly well worth a visit while in Castle Park. On several floors so not sure about disabled access.

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Braintree, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Visited several times now and taken part in a number of the holiday events for children. The museum is free but charges a small fee for activities. Lots of interesting things to see that relate to the time the house was built as well as ,ore recent history. Some hands on stuff which makes it accessible for small children.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

This is a somewhat poor cousin to the nearby mighty Norman Keep. It provides helpful tourist information for visitors - so as a free to enter 18th century house, it has its place. The collection of clocks is a highlight. It sits in the attractive and very well maintained Castle Park which is a plus. There is a small, car... More 

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

very good worth the visit the staff are friendly its free and very interesting with things to do for the kids.

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UK
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

My 6 year old and I had a look around. It is free and there were a few exhibits we found interesting but I don't think it was interactive enough to keep children entertained for long

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

I have always loved this wonderful old house with it's fascinating displays. I took my 22 year old niece who was visiting from the USA and she loved it. It's also in the grounds of the Castle park and she just loved the coy carp in the pond there.

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Tain, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

My wife and I visited Hollytrees whilst enjoying a short break in Colchester. Very interesting insight into how our ancestors lived at both ends of the social scale. Very interesting place to spend an hour or two. The museum incorporates the Tourist Information Centre, be warned it doesn't open until 10am, which we and a number of other tourists found... More 

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Bewdley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Used to visit this as a child and still a great place, interesting social history, very friendly and helpful staff

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