Visiting Hollytrees Museum
Our team are working hard to make sure that you and your family can safely enjoy Hollytrees Museum without worry. We are:
+ conducting regular cleaning.
+ limiting numbers, which means you may have to wait before we can allow you entry.
+ asking visitors to wear a face covering unless they are exempt.
+ encouraging visitors to respect others’ personal space whilst visiting our sites, and be mindful when in ‘tighter’ spaces
+ reminding visitors that our interactives are for the enjoyment of everyone and to use hand sanitiser before and after use.
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
Monday – Saturday
10am – 5pm
Children must be accompanied by an adult
Booking not required
What You Can See
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.