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
50 Ways to Play
Who’s up for some fun?!
Check out our amazing ’50 Ways to Play’ challenge sheet. It’s packed full of ideas for things to do as you explore Hollytrees Museum, the Natural History Museum and Colchester’s Castle Park. There’s fun for all the family, from 1 to 100 years old!
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.