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Interesting little museum with history of town

Nice little interesting museum housed in a 18th century mansion. A nice collection of artefacts of... read more

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Great little musem

This is inside the park its a great little musem it tells you who lived there old toys they played... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Colchester, United Kingdom
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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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All reviewsdolls housesthe tourist information centreold housefree entryinteresting displayschildren's toysvictorian timesclock roomseveral floorsclock collectionnice collectionchildren's roomgeorgian buildingcolchester castlenursery rhymeslocal historygreat insight
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice little interesting museum housed in a 18th century mansion. A nice collection of artefacts of which the ones on the first floor, dealing with everyday household, were most interesting to me. Other rooms are filled with childrens toys and clocks. Good for an hour

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is inside the park its a great little musem it tells you who lived there old toys they played with what they wore and used its free so great for everyone

Thank lisagilbert2015
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

If you take the kids here, its good once or twice, but nothing much changes and they get bored, only went because of the school passport scheme.

Thank Regina W
Reviewed 16 June 2018

Lovely old building full of interesting exhibits, particularly dolls houses and clocks. A nice place to while away and hour or two.

Reviewed 4 June 2018

Says it all greeted by hundreds of Clocks Clocks Clocks all ticking away some other things like dolls houses toys and kitchen ware thru the years amazing it was free enrty

Thank Simon P
Reviewed 15 May 2018 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
Reviewed 23 April 2018

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
Reviewed 13 April 2018

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

Thank lynpolly
Reviewed 22 January 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
Reviewed 24 December 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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