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Hollytrees Museum

Castle Park, Colchester CO1 1UG, England
+44 1206 282940
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Great historical sitie, this kuseum is for free. So many interesting things to learn. Great... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kristina K
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A good local museum

This Georgian house is situated on the edge of the Castle Park, which is quite pretty, and is near... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
EH-in-York
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Follow the story around this beautiful Georgian building taking in domestic life and childhood in Colchester over the past 300 years. Meet many different characters from the past and experience Colchester's fascinating history. Discover what family...more
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Castle Park, Colchester CO1 1UG, England
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+44 1206 282940
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"dolls houses"
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"old house"
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"the tourist information centre"
in 7 reviews
"free entry"
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"children's toys"
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"interesting items"
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"victorian times"
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"several floors"
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"colchester castle"
in 11 reviews
"clock collection"
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"children's room"
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"clock room"
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"georgian building"
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"eclectic collection"
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"local history"
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"nursery rhymes"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great historical sitie, this kuseum is for free. So many interesting things to learn. Great, helpfull stuff, nice vift shop

Thank Kristina K
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This Georgian house is situated on the edge of the Castle Park, which is quite pretty, and is near the Minories Gallery and FirstSite. M and I popped in to all of these (all free to enter) during our recent visit to Colchester. The various...More

Thank EH-in-York
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Reviewed April 13, 2018

Free entry and well worth a visit. Interesting displays thoughtfully laid out, clocks and dolls houses especially.

Thank lynpolly
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Reviewed January 22, 2018

This museum is free entry and is next to Colchester castle. Lots of exhibits over a few floors. Lots of history belonging to the house and its owners. Well worth a visit if in the area.

Thank CaronIan
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Reviewed December 24, 2017

As mentioned by others the clock room is really interesting. The museum is free to enter and has several rooms to explore. The history of the building is interesting along with its links to the castle (on the same grounds).

Thank JeffroNZ
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Reviewed November 30, 2017

The building itself has an interesting history; the museum itslef is very good on the people of Colchester. The clock gallery is superb with some lovely early examples of long case clocks The musuem is set in excellent grounds and the Castle is nearby. The...More

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Reviewed October 29, 2017 via mobile

My daughter has always enjoyed going to the Hollytrees museum growing up as she loves the dolls houses. It is always worth popping in for a look around when in Colchester castle park as there is lots to look at and it's free!

Thank Hay-lo24
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Reviewed October 3, 2017

I took my little girl here recently, luckily they had a lift to access, as there are lots of stairs and I had the pushchair with me. The building is a very old house, beautiful inside. There is a small to area which my daughter...More

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Reviewed September 26, 2017

Beautiful setting. Went in initially to the Tourist Information centre attached but the visit to the museum was a really enjoyable experience. A real insight into social history in beautiful setting

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Reviewed September 23, 2017

Situated opposite Colchester Castle Museum, Hollytrees Museum offers a great insight into the lives of its inhabitants as well as their connection with Colchester and Colchester Castle. The house is free to enter and look around. Visitors can look at the Garden Room and learn...More

Thank Ashley P
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