Natural History Museum exterior with view of War Memorial
  • Natural History Museum exterior with view of War Memorial
  • Natural History Museum close up of sign
  • Natural History Museum internal exhibits of fossils
  • Natural History Museum interior exhibits of dunes

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Housed in the former All Saints Church, there is plenty to explore in this much-loved family- friendly museum. Get up close to nature as you discover an interesting perspective on the local natural environment from the Ice Age right up to today. Take a peek in a badgers sett, explore the garden trail and stag beetle exhibition and much more. There is lots to discover! 

For more information on visiting Colchester go to www.visitcolchester.com 

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Free entry

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  • Disabled access

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  • Free Entry

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The Natural History Museum is situated on the High Street opposite Colchester Castle.

Natural History Museum

Type:Museum

High Street, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1DN

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Awards

  • Visit EnglandVistEngland VAQAS Gold VistEngland VAQAS Gold 2018

Opening Times

Season (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)
DayTimes
MondayClosed
Tuesday - Saturday10:00 - 17:00
Sunday11:00 - 17:00

* Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day. The museum is open Tuesday to Saturday 10.00 to 17.00 and Sunday 11.00 to 17.00.

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