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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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Great museum for kids and its FREE

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!

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
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Maldon, United Kingdom
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Maldon, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

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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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
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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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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44 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Colchester, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Lovely, historical little museum. Right next door to the Roman Castle and the park. Perfect for all ages.

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South Ockendon, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

On a trip to Colchester discovered Hollytrees Museum. Great find totally free to walk around and was really good with lots of interesting things to look at.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

I love it in this museum! it has many fascinating exhibits which both young and old would enjoy and the best thing about Hollytrees is that its free (except if you are willing to pay a donation which goes towards running the museum)! There are many different things to look at I like the clothing exhibit which is very hands... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Many different area's, within the old house. All very interesting. Lovely view of the castle park gardens from the dolls house room . There is a lift or stairs to the three floors. The story of the house is told. The victorian area and wash-day and kitchen display where the children can dress-up is very memorable. The old Victorian schooling... More 

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Very interesting for historical events and for children to learn just how the past felt and filled in some things that parents forget to tell their children-grandchildren

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