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Natural History Museum

Natural History Museum
A fascinating chance to get closer to nature than you would normally be able to! Find out about 
bio-diversity, climate change and wildlife habitats. Did you know there was an earthquake in Colchester in 1884? Or that Mammoths and Hippos used to roam around here? Discover more about open salt marshes,beaches and the creatures that lurk beneath our feet.Get down and crawl into our badger sett, stroke the friendly fox and enjoy many hands-on activities. Explore
the urban wildlife garden on a trail that brings the museum outside

There are hands-on-displays, a chuchyard nature reserve and a well stocked shop. So if you've always wondered about the wildlife in Colchester and that includes you! - why not pop in? It's free!

Opening times
Tuesday -Saturday, 10am to 5pm
Sunday 11am to 5pm
Closed all Mondays and 24th to 27th December and 1st January.
Address
High Street, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1DN
Telephone: 01206 282941
Sat Nav
CO1 1DN
Prices
Free Admission

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Christmas Activities

Christmas Activities

If you are looking for ideas to keep the children busy throughout the Christmas holidays, or the kids want some ideas and inspiration for cards and gifts them take a look at our Winter KidsZone. Jam packed full of fun ideas that everyone can get involved in! Activities for indoors and out - some are messy, some are not! What are you waiting for?!?!

Christmas Baking

Christmas Baking

We all know that the festive period is a time for giving, spending time as a family and for over indulging, and we are here to help! Our Christmas recipe section has lots of tasty treats to satisfy the sweet and savoury cravings of the whole family. Get busy in the kitchen with the kids and enjoy some delicious food together this Christmas.