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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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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... read more

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

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

It was ok and and quite alot to look at just abit small but shouldn't complain as it's free still worth a look

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Essex
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

lots of interesting displays very factual, great education for children and adults alike Quite a small museum limited space

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

This museum is well worth a visit when you are in Colchester. It is in the Castle Park just off the Town Centre. It is a free museum housing many interesting items including household items from the past and not so distant past. There is a lovely dolls house for those interested and also toys of yesteryear. Clocks from the... More 

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Maldon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Perfect for a day out with kids and you have the bonus of castle park right outside. The museum is free and only takes couple of hours max so the kids wont get bored!

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Before we left for our trip to Colchester, I contacted the tourists information staff located in the Hollytrees Museum. What a wealth of knowledge they were. They sent me numerous emails responding to my many questions about lodging and the best way for transportation from Heathrow to Colchester. They even sent me bus schedules and plentiful information on what to... More 

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

I like this museum and so do my grandchildren. It is informative and educational and well worth a visit.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Visiting Hollytrees with a fairly sophisticated 12 year old boy was a good experience. I am glad to say that he really got into the spirit of the place and explored every exhibit. As a visitor with memories of the house as it was in the 1940s I would like to see some money spent on refurbishment of some of... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Good use of building now that the Information Centre has been moved into the ground floor. The museum is very interesting and well worth a visit. No charge.

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Address: High Street, Colchester CO1 1UG, England
Phone Number: 01206 282 940
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Colchester

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