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Colchester's Natural History Museum

High Street, Colchester CO1 1DN, England
+44 1206 282941
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Quaint little place

It's only a little museum but it's free entry and they make an effort to provide things for the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Natasha P
Brilliant small museum

Opposite the Castle, in a deconsecrated church, this is a free museum dedicated to the natural... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Norwich, United Kingdom
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A fascinating chance to get closer to nature. Find out about wildlife habitats, biodiversity and climate change. Did you know that there was an earthquake in Colchester in 1884? Or that mammoths and hippos used to roam this area? Discover more about open salt marshes, beaches and the creatures that lurk beneath your feet. Crawl through the badger sett, stroke the friendly fox and enjoy many hands-on activities.
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good26%
  • Average18%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
High Street, Colchester CO1 1DN, England
+44 1206 282941
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It's only a little museum but it's free entry and they make an effort to provide things for the children to do.

Thank Natasha P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Opposite the Castle, in a deconsecrated church, this is a free museum dedicated to the natural history of Essex, its flora and fauna, countryside and coast with a special focus on the impact of climate change, both naturally occuring and brought about by mankind's 20th...More

Thank mgsnorwich
Reviewed 7 June 2017

This is in complete contrast to the Castle museum. The Natural History Museum is on a much smaller scale and lives in a converted Church. Some of the displays are very well done - the estuary scene with a well painted background and a realistic...More

Thank Ken C
Reviewed 30 May 2017

A great little museum and a great surprise, there's so much to do and see as well as being hands on, a real gem if you like museums. Staff very helpful and friendly.

Thank JaxB123
Reviewed 3 May 2017

Great museum in an old church small but worth a visit and it's free to get in so you can spend more money on gifts for the family in the town

Thank pharoah48
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

Well worth popping into if you're in the town and great if combined with a trip to some of the town's other attractions. Took my 8 and 3 year old. 8 year old found it fairly interesting, 3 year old was amused by the interactive...More

Thank Amazamum
Reviewed 16 April 2017

I have been bringing children here for a number of years as a mother and a childminder. A lovely place for children with lots to see and learn, with hands-on activities.

Thank freddiebooboo
Reviewed 16 April 2017

Very hands on for children with a lot of interactive displays some of which are hearing a mamouths roar, watching a beetle roar, puzzles. There is a wide range covered from the plants in grounds, to wildlife past & present including the hippo's that use...More

Thank Dan B
Reviewed 13 April 2017

It's a lovely little museum inside a church right in town. I would often go here for art references as it's got lots of animal exhibits. You can cross the road straight to the castle too!

Thank Zoe F
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

I found the displayed items very interesting as there are a lot of local area natural history. Great for a look in to learn or remembering for adults and I say a must for school kids . The entrance fee is free but when you...More

Thank Oakweld
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