Suitable for KS1

The amazing Hollytrees doll house gives children a bird’s eye view of the past and is the starting point for this busy, hands-on day of exploration, learning, and fun.

Through observation, discussion, and play, children will learn how toys and the materials they are made from have changed over time and discover that not everything they play with today is quite so different from the past as they might think!

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Toys: Exploring toys and games from the past

  • Play with a variety of old toys and games.
  • Sort and compare old and new toys, investigating their different mechanisms and materials.
  • Explore our Toy Gallery with a colourful trail.
  • Enjoy Victorian crafts and parlour games.

Hollytrees Museum

Full Day Session

£5.50 per child (Colchester City schools)
£5.85 per child (non-City schools)

Things to note

All school, nursery and group visits must be booked in advance.

To enquire about a visit or to make a booking please contact us.

Our team can reserve a date for you at time of booking, but please note the visit will not be confirmed until you receive a booking form.

If you need to cancel your booking, please do so at least 14 working days prior to your visit. Charges will be incurred if you do not give the required notice.

We are now invoicing all school groups for their visits. Invoices will follow approximately 20 working days from the date of your trip. The number of children indicated on the booking form is an approximate. You will only be charged for the number of children who actually visit on the day.

A minimum charge may apply.

Prices indicated are a guide and subject to change.

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