Visiting The Natural History Museum
The Natural History will be welcoming visitors from Wednesday 2nd December.
Please note, we will be closed for Christmas from the 24th – 27th December, as well as on New Years Day.
We are working hard and following Government guidance to protect our visitors and staff. Please follow the link below for the latest updates.
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
Tuesday – Friday
10.00am – 1.00pm, 2.00pm – 5pm
10.00am – 1.00pm, 1.30pm – 5pm
11.00am – 1.00pm, 1.30pm – 5pm
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.