Colchester Natural History Museum

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!

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Opening hours

Tue-Sat 1000-1700
Sun 1100-1700

Admission charges

Free Admission

Collection details

Natural Sciences

Colchester Natural History Museum
All Saints Church
High Street




01206 282939


01206 282925

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