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Colchester's Natural History Museum

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Good museum

This museum is inside the redundant church of All Saints with free admission. The exterior of the... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Michael C
Derby, United Kingdom

Jim Gaffigan once complained about insects invading his home. He concluded that human beings don’t... read more

Reviewed February 6, 2019
London, United Kingdom
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A fascinating chance to get closer to nature. Find out about wildlife habitats, biodiversity and climate change. Did you know that there was an earthquake in Colchester in 1884? Or that mammoths and hippos used to roam this area? Discover more about...more
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High Street, Colchester CO1 1DN, England
+44 1206 282941
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All reviews old church stuffed animals opposite the castle short visit live animals local nature climate change rainy day free admission war memorial interesting exhibits great place for kids all ages high street fossils microscope beetles
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

New to the town, actually walked past it and round it before we found an entrance.... In an old church.... Donations accepted here.... It's only a 30 min visit probably can drag it out a bit more, but a good visit covering alot... Stuffed animals...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This museum is inside the redundant church of All Saints with free admission. The exterior of the building is an impressive flint church with a fine tower. Inside, little remains of the original church fittings. All we could find was some stained glass on the...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Michael C
Reviewed February 10, 2019 via mobile

It’s free, for a reason. Worth a 10 minute browse but shouldn’t take much longer than that to see the whole place.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed February 6, 2019

Jim Gaffigan once complained about insects invading his home. He concluded that human beings don’t like nature; otherwise we would not be building houses to keep the rest out of our place. That said, the museum is intriguing in that it doesn’t just give us...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank thejonpage
Reviewed January 17, 2019 via mobile

Great little museum in an old church near the castle. Interesting exhibits, mainly to do with the local area some of which are interactive. Has a great selection in the shop. Well worth a visit for the young and old, especially the young on a...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed January 2, 2019

A compact museum, but never the less , well worth a visit. various exhibits to see, all interesting and well presented.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Jim H
Reviewed December 18, 2018 via mobile

Highly recommend the suffragette exhibit at First Site beautifully curated historic details of the women and men who changed women's lives. Now hers is the first statue of a woman at the House of Parliament.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Maria D
Reviewed December 11, 2018

Museum had many animal and insect examples. Good for a short visit. Good exhibit on woman who found huge dinosaur remains in local area and the finds.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 9, 2018

Great place for kids. The staff are just so helpful. So many exhibits that kept my seven year old grandson mesmerised for hours.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Pudding666
Reviewed November 18, 2018

Always a good time filler (1 hour is normally the max. for us). Right on the High Street (opposite the War Memorial). Friendly Staff.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Joshua W
September 27, 2017|
Response from kenc198 | Reviewed this property |
No, it's a small museum in a former church. However, there are several within a short walk.