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3. Hollytrees Museum, Colchester

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Hollytrees Museum, Colchester

In this vibrant museum, 300 years of history is delivered with humour and fun in mind, making it an ideal venue for families. One room is dedicated to childhood and is like a large playroom, with snakes and ladders incorporated into the floor, a crawling tunnel, 'time out' area for toddlers, and exciting displays celebrating Colchester’s famous nursery rhymes, Old King Cole and Twinkle Twinkle Little Star.

Look out for the dolls' house; it's a model of Hollytrees House. Discover what family life was like for the rich and the poor people. Hear the stories of those who lived and worked in Hollytrees, a beautiful Georgian town house built in 1718.

Meet Isaac Calthrop, a sedan chair carrier, who will fill you in on all the local goings-on, and listen to Charles Gray Round and his family. Imagine what life was like for Mary Last, their servant.

Hollytrees Museum Address:              
Hollytrees Museum
High Street
England, UK

Hollytrees Museum Opening Times:     
Monday to Saturday 10.00 am to 5.00 pm.
Sunday, 11.00 am to 5.00 pm, all year round.

Hollytrees Museum Admission:           

T  +44 (0)1206 282 940

F  +44 (0)1206 282 925

W  Hollytrees Museum Website 

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