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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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A Must See WIthin Colchester Castle Park

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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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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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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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Colchester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

I simply love Hollytrees Museum. So interesting and the activities in the holidays are very reasonable and best of all extremely fun!! Thanks!

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

This is an unusual and interesting museum. It tells the history of a period town house. Also of the nursery rhyme "Twinkle, twinkle little star." FREE and well worth a visit. It also houses the visitor information centre.

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Essex, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

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
17 helpful votes 17 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
12 helpful votes 12 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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58 reviews 58 reviews
25 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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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94 reviews 94 reviews
42 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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