Natural History Museum Colchester | Day Out With The Kids

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Natural History Museum Colchester

Colchester, Essex, England

Attraction Information

  • Museums and Art Galleries icon Museums and Art Galleries

Suitable for all ages

Venue type: Indoor

At Natural History Museum Colchester did you know that there was an earthquake in Colchester in 1884? Or that mammoths and hippos used to live in this this area? Do you know what an eryngo root is? No? No excuses after a trip here!

Housed in the old All Saints Church building, the museum offers a great selection natural history exhibits preserved through the art of taxidermy, on which they sometimes hold temporary exhibitions too.

The highlights for most kids will be the interactive elements: you can crawl through the mock underground tunnels of a badger sett and see whom you can find living there (spoilers: it's not just the badger!), stroke a stuffed fox and peek through the Night Visitors Window! Plus the research trolley with relevant kids' books and things like magnifying glasses and a microscope can really help make kids feel welcome and keep their interest going.

There are accessible loos and baby change facilities but no refreshments sold or permitted on site: however you can always picnic in the Castle Park opposite or seek nutrition in the local cafes.


  • Picnics Allowed Picnics Allowed
  • Restaurant Onsite Restaurant Onsite
  • Onsite Shop Onsite Shop
  • Snacks Available Snacks Available
  • Wheelchair Friendly Wheelchair Friendly
  • Toilets Available Toilets Available
  • Baby Changing Available Baby Changing Available
  • Disabled Toilets Available Disabled Toilets Available
  • Parking Available Nearby Parking Available Nearby

Getting There and Contact Information


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


Click here to visit Natural History Museum Colchester's website
01206 282941

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

Tuesday to Saturday 10:00 - 17:00
Sunday 11:00 - 17:00


Free admission


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