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Hollytrees Museum, Colchester

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  • August 9, 2017
    Hollytrees is just big enough to engage with children, the revamped layout is very accessible and there's plenty of things to appeal to children and families. We went on a mosaic making morning, it wa...  more »
  • July 17, 2017
    This free to visit museum also houses the Colchester Tourist Centre. There is a lift to the 1st floor and you are free to wander around the two open floors to look at the paintings, exhibits, clock co...  more »
  • July 13, 2017
    Set in a Georgian building alongside the Castle and containing the Information Cente, Hollytrees Museum is free and focuses on the social history of the town. Known for clock makers, a whole room is d...  more »
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  • It's a great museum. A must see for the clock enthusiasts.
  • Great museum focused on social history
  • great place to visit, and it is free
  • I loved this museum...I'm 62 and this had so much equipment,toys and school stuff from my youth.I also enjoyed looking at the portraits,especially the sour faced woman from 17oo's who had 15 children,125 grandchildren,300+ greatgrandchildren and so on...Sunday dinner at hers must have been a riot!My grandchildren enjoyed the exhibits too and the little gift shop.The museum is free and well worth a visit.
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A short train ride from London, Colchester is a university and working town. Hotels in the town center are near the main attractions, but for less expensive lodging consider a room near the university campus, which is situated in a tree-filled parkland.
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