Visiting Hollytrees Museum
We’re working hard to make sure our museums are safe for our visitors and staff. Due to current restrictions we are not able to reopen Hollytrees Museum at this time.
The Colchester Visitor Information Centre, located at the ground floor entrance to Hollytrees, will reopen from Thursday 23rd July. Follow the link below for further details on what to expect when accessing the Centre after this date.
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.