Hollytrees Museum | Day Out With The Kids

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Hollytrees Museum

Colchester, Essex, England

Attraction Information

  • Museums and Art Galleries icon Museums and Art Galleries

Suitable for ages: Young Children (4-8), Older Children (9-12) and Teenagers (13-18)

Venue type: Indoor

A rather highlight of the Hollytrees Museum is the little Hollytrees Museum! What a delight for any child to nose through a dolls house that's a thoroughly accurate miniature of the very house they're standing in!
As well as a wealth of information there are loads more hands on elements and sound assisted displays in this gorgeous Georgian Townhouse, where kids can learn about the disparity in experiences of the era depending on whether one be rich or poor, including dress up clothes from either end of the classes!
Another highlight is a glorious horological collection with over 200 years of clocks and watches on display to peruse in the Bernard Mason Clock Gallery.
There's a lively family events programme running throughout the year too, obviously most heavily placed in the school holidays, which includes tours, quizzes, history talks and appearances by live costumed characters! So be sure to check ahead for chances to enhance your trip!
It should be noted that while there are accessible bathroom facilities provided there are no refreshments sold or permitted here but it's situated within Castle Park which is excellent for picnicking and of course because there's no admission fee you can always break for lunch and come back.
Wheel and push chair access is great with a lift to all floors.


  • Restaurant Onsite Restaurant Onsite
  • Snacks Available Snacks Available
  • Wheelchair Friendly Wheelchair Friendly
  • Toilets Available Toilets Available
  • Disabled Toilets Available Disabled Toilets Available
  • Parking Available Nearby Parking Available Nearby
  • Pushchair Friendly Pushchair Friendly

Getting There and Contact Information


High Street, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1UG, England


Click here to visit Hollytrees Museum's website
01206 282 940

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

Monday to Saturday: 10.00am to 5.00pm Closed on Sundays. Some galleries may be closed as refurbishment work is being carried out until late July 2016.


Free admission.


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