Natural History Museum, High Street, Colchester, CO1 1DN


Sat Nav – please use CO1 1UG.

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

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


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

What's On


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

Exhibitions + Displays

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


Where will your adventure start?