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Hollytrees Museum

Address: High Street, Colchester CO1 1UG, England
Phone Number: 01206 282 940
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Ranked #7 of 30 Attractions in Colchester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
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Essex, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Hollytrees is a great place to visit with younger children, possibly up to the age of 13....any older and I think they'd get bored. It's full of interesting displays and when we were there, they had a contraption there for you to draw your own cameo silhouette drawings - a great little keepsake if you can get your children to... More 

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Always full of interesting items, both suitable for children and adults. Often have demonstrations of items to make from days gone by.

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Essex, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

I visited here after a going to one of the fairs they had in castle park. It was a very interesting visit and there are a few collections to see here as well. One of the rooms which had toys and memorabilia in was good as it was interactive and is great for children as they can get bored very... More 

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Alton, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014 via mobile

I stopped off here after walking in the nearby castle gardens. There's a nice mix of collections to see. I really liked the dolls houses on display, and the kids section was full of memorabilia that reminded me of my childhood. The tourist information centre bit was great, lots of gifts on display...although a bit expensive. Staff very friendly and... More 

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London
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57 reviews 57 reviews
24 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

This clearly was an interesting museum, with several different sections - Toys, Clocks and daily life info. However, it pales into comparison with its new neighbour, the lack of interactive components when you have come across from the castle means that you are constantly having to nag "don't touch" and child was bored very very quickly. If you haven't been... More 

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Ipswich
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91 reviews 91 reviews
41 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 via mobile

A small museum well worth a visit. Just by the tourist information in Castle park. Nice house and good little exhibits.

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Long time established museum next to Colchester Castle. I have seen a mummy here! Displays of many objects from further including old clothing.

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Beccles, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We visited this museum specifically for the room upstairs which was dedicated to history of toys and childhood. There is a huge dolls house downstairs modelled on the hollytrees house. The information centre is in tbe same building so killed two birds with one stone! The museum would be very interesting for children as there are dressing up clothes and... More 

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

Very well apointed house with some wonderful objects of what used to be everyday.Great for social history and contrasts marvellously with the nearby Castle which is well sorth a visit or two. You could join the Friends of Colchester Museums and enjoy very much discounted multiple visits. Visit facebook Colchester Heritage or Colchester Recalled for more.

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Chatham, United Kingdom
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38 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 via mobile

Popped in on the way to the park. Some lovely things to look at. The childhood room is laid out really well and the children enjoyed the hands on activities. Adds a bit extra to your day out at the park.

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