Colchester Borough Council’s buildings are now closed to the public. This includes Colchester Castle, Hollytrees Museum and the Natural History Museum.
Colchester Museums comprises of Colchester Castle Museum, Hollytrees Museum and the Natural History Museum.
Visit Colchester Castle, a spectacular Norman Keep. Built on the foundations of the Roman Temple of Claudius, the central focus for Boudica’s revenge on the Romans. Housing a magnificent collection of locally found, internationally important objects, including evidence from the Boudican revolt itself, it is must see for all history lovers and a great family day out with plenty of interactive fun to be had.
Journey through life and childhood in Colchester within a beautiful Georgian townhouse. Explore Hollytrees in miniature through the dolls house, Bernard Mason’s collection of Colchester clocks and learn about the origins of Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star which was written in Colchester!
Natural History Museum
Get closer to nature at the town’s Natural History Museum. Explore wildlife habitats, learn about stag beetles - a Colchester success story, and discover the secrets of the drowned world underneath the North Sea.