Visiting Hollytrees Museum
Hollytrees Museum will be closed for the holidays on the 24th, 25th, 26th and 27th December, as well as the 1st January.
For the continued safety and comfort of our visitors and staff we request the wearing of face coverings whilst visiting, unless you are exempt. In line with Government measures introduced from Monday 29th December, face coverings are compulsory in our shop areas.
Please respect others’ personal space whilst visiting our sites, and be mindful when in ‘tighter’ spaces.
Please be mindful that our interactives are for the enjoyment of everyone, so 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.
What You Can See
Plan Your Visit
Monday – Saturday
10am – 5pm
Children must be accompanied by an adult
Booking not required
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.