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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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Halloween Recipes

Halloween Recipes

Halloween is the perfect time of year to get creative in the kitchen and making food scarily fun! Whether you want to jazz up a slice of cheese on toast or go full out for a party with spooky drinks and disgusting nibbles we have some great Halloween recipes for you right here. The kids will love getting involved - or have a surprise goulish meal!!

Raring2go! KidsZone

Raring2go! KidsZone

Over the weekends and holidays there are always times when your children need some chill out time, or to fill an hour or so, or they say the dreaded 5 letter word - BORED! Well, our KidsZone is here to rescue you and them from these moments. Full of puzzles, colouring in sheets and activities from films and programmes there is lots to keep busy!