Visiting Hollytrees Museum
Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, we are currently unable to open Hollytrees Museum. In the meantime, why not try our Museum From Home activities?
The Visitor Information Centre will be reopening from Wednesday 2nd December. Please note, they will be closed for Christmas from the 24th – 27th December, as well as on New Years Day.
Enjoy 300 years of history in this beautiful Georgian townhouse through hands-on exhibits and displays. Discover what family life was life for the rich and the poor. Then be transported back to the days before washing machines to try out a dolly peg and dress up as a servant.
Explore Hollytrees in miniature through the dolls’ house or discover Bernard Mason’s fascinating collection of Colchester clocks. You can even learn all about the origins of Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star, loved the world over and written in Colchester.
Plan Your Visit
Please note the museum is currently closed
Our museum shop offers a wide range of products, from Tiptree jams and chutneys to prints of Colchester, vintage toys to local books. Whether you’re looking for a memento or the perfect gift, we have something for all tastes and budgets.