Visiting the Natural History 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 the Natural History Museum at this time.
Hopefully it won’t be long until we can welcome you back. In the meantime, why not explore our #MuseumFromHome activities?
Did you know that there was an earthquake in Colchester in 1884? Or that mammoths and hippos used to roam this area?
Find out more about local wildlife habitats, biodiversity and climate change at this much-loved, family-friendly museum. Get up close to nature as you learn about stag beetles – a Colchester success story – and discover the secrets of the drowned world underneath the North Sea.
What You Can See
Plan Your Visit
Please note the museum is currently closed
Our museum shop offers a wide range of products, from craft kits for children to precious stones and fossils, cuddly toys to tools for nature-spotters. Whether you’re looking for a memento or the perfect gift, we have something for all tastes and budgets.