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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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Lovely Georgian house overlooking the park, with quite interesting contents. On show was a well presented Alice through the looking glass exhibition with clothes etc from the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely Georgian house overlooking the park, with quite interesting contents. On show was a well presented Alice through the looking glass exhibition with clothes etc from the collection. Pity I saw no notice explaining why or how it was there.

Thank christy21040
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

Worth a visit as it is free and there is a large display of clocks, childhood toys and old kitchen equipment.

Thank Granny192014
Essex, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

Nice Old House with 3 floors of Clocks, Vintage toys and memorabilia very good and best bit it was FREE :)

1 Thank Simon P
Colchester, United Kingdom
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47 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

As access to this is free, come and spend an hour or so finding out about Colchester's history through the centuries. Small displays and information on several floors to check out. Get more info from the knowledgeable guides in the tourist info on the ground floor.

2 Thank SFM1959
Colchester, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

Visiting this place is not worth the time or energy!!! It has no characteristics and is almost pointless

1 Thank alangreen571
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1,068 reviews
427 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

This is a lovely old style local museum giving a great deal of information about the varied history of Colchester and especially the immediate vicinity of the castle and its park. Most notable for me was the horological collection (watches, clocks etc) of items made in Colchester. I also really enjoyed the paintings and display of vintage household appliances. An... More 

Thank sheepygold
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

everything in this museum is really boring, there is really nothing good in here unless you are a child. the shop is the best part and the lady who works there was talking about the company shed !

Thank synthstatic
Thorpe le Soken, United Kingdom
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40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015 via mobile

went here with a friend when we was at college we had 1 hour spare so we went here . its very informative and would like to go again . defently worth a visit

1 Thank moodcyow665
King's Lynn
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

The tourist information office is at the entrance to this grand house, which contains a free museum with a clock collection, childhood toys and books, portraits of the house's former owners etc etc. you more than half expect it to have a collection of stuffed animals (it doesn't). Nicely proportioned house, and the museum itself is worth a short visit.

1 Thank AMCES
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32 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 via mobile

Lovely small, sweet museum...my 7yr daughter loved to dress up and learn about the different toys that were used. The clocks are beautiful too....probably best to visit colchester castle and colchester nature history museum at the same time...which makes a lovely day out.

Thank Nikki F

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