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Hollytrees Museum

High Street, Colchester CO1 1UG, England
01206 282 940
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Ranked #9 of 43 attractions in Colchester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
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Ipswich
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81 reviews 81 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW 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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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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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
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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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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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Godalming, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Hollytrees is a 18th century gem. Situated at the back of the Tourist Info centre and facing marvellous grounds this building is a look back into 3 centuries of social history. The exhibits are well laid out, very interactive for children, and its all FREE!

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

Hollytrees is FREE to visit. You can't say that about many places these days. Has display boards and exhibits. The house itself is interesting to look around and it has a room with all old kitchen appliances and equipment. Also has a room full of clocks - very interesting.

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Colchester
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

Really interesting, especially for someone fairly new to the town. Informative information and interesting exhibits showing the house's history as well as the town in general.

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UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

Unusual to come across free things to do but this was.... Lovely trip back in time looking at things in this museum that was someone's house I think.... Kids were amazed at the old toys, compared to modern day equivalents, nostalgic and educational....

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Interesting place worth a visit a local hidden gem with a fine collection of clocks and antiquities in a very nice old building ..

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