* Please note, Hollytrees Museum will be closed for Christmas from the 24th until 27th December. It will be open as usual from Saturday 28th December.
The Museum will close again for the day on Wednesday 1st January 2020. *
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
Colchester Museums was a winner in the 2019 Hoop Awards, scooping Best Holiday Workshops in Essex!
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Plan Your Visit
Monday – Saturday
10.00am – 5.00pm
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.