Hollytrees Museum, Castle Park, Colchester, CO1 1UG


Sat Nav – please use CO1 1UG.

To reach Colchester by road, exit the A12 at junction 27 and follow the signs to the city centre.

There are spaces for disabled badge holders by Castle Park in Museum Street, and places in the High Street.

Parking is available in the nearby Priory Street and Britannia car parks, which are just a few minutes from Colchester Castle, Hollytrees Museum and Natural History Museum. For more information, visit for all Colchester’s car parks.


Colchester is just 58 minutes on the main train line from London or Norwich. Arriving at Colchester Main station, the museums are just a 20 minute walk or a short bus ride to the city centre.

Arriving at Colchester Town station the museums are a 10 minute walk, up Queens Street and St Botolphs Street.


The museums are a 10 minute walk from the main bus station on Osborne Street.


You can plan your journey by visiting

Bike racks can be found outside the Castle Park gates by Museum Street and along Colchester High Street.


What's On


Discover something new in Colchester. Browse the diary to find fun, family-friendly events all year round.

Exhibitions + Displays

Our displays showcase the variety of the collections from art to archaeology, costume to clocks.


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