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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 for small children

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 8, 2015
Lisa K
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Colchester, United Kingdom
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Colchester, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 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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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
32 helpful votes 32 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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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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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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