Colchester Natural History Museum

Colchester Natural History Museum
All Saints Church
High Street
Colchester
Essex
CO1 1DN
England

Website

www.cimuseums.org.uk/natural/nat_index.html

E-mail

museums@colchester.gov.uk

Telephone

01206 282939

Fax

01206 282925

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Natural History Museum, Colchester
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Did you know there was an earthquake in Colchester in 1884? Or that Mammoths and Hippos used to roam around here? If you didn't and you want to find out more, come to the Natural History Museum.

Housed in the unique setting of the former All Saints Church in 1957, the Museum focuses on the rich natural heritage of north-east Essex. Travel from the open through the salt marshes and beaches to the more familiar urban environments of the park. Discover what rocks lie beneath your feet with a look at local geology. You can even find out what lurks in your garden!

There are hands-on-displays, live animals plus 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!

Venue Type:

Museum

Opening hours

Tue-Sat 1000-1700
Sun 1100-1700

Admission charges

Free Admission

Collection details

Natural Sciences

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halloween spider

Go Live! Creatures of the Dark

  • 29 October 2014

Halloween is all about bats, creepy crawlies and things that go bump. Here’s a chance to meet some of these creatures including a giant fruit bad, big spiders, scorpion and a barn owl. .

Shows at: 12pm, 1pm and 2pm. £3 per child and adult, ages 2 and under free.

To book your place phone 01206 282940.

Suitable for

  • Any age
  • Family friendly
  • Especially for children

Admission

£3 per child and adult, ages 2 and under free.

Website

http://www.cimuseums.org.uk

Insect

Go Live! Close encounters

  • 18 February 2015

A wide selection of animals will be on display today, many of which you would rarely see or get close to in the wild.

Drop-in 12pm - 4pm

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£3 per child and adult, ages 2 and under free.

Website

http://www.cimuseums.org.uk/

Art class

Cave painting

  • 7 April 2015

Do some cave painting just like our long-ago ancestors, using sandpaper and chalk.

Drop-in: 10.30-12.30pm, 1.30pm-3.30pm

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£2 per person

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