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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Owl

Owl Shows

  • 30 July 2014 12-3pm *on now

See an owl this summer and learn about some of the unusual talents and abilities they have developed to survive in the wild. These shows run at: 12:00, 13:15 and 14:30.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£3.00 per person.

Hawk

Mighty Predators

  • 6 August 2014 12-4pm

See and touch a wide range of live animals this summer and discover some of the unusual talents and abilities they have developed to survive in the wild. This session will be based on mighty predators!

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£3.00 per person.

Spider

Natural Defences

  • 13 August 2014 12-4pm

See and touch a wide range of live animals this summer and discover some of the unusual talents and abilities they have developed to survive in the wild. This session will be based on natural defenses.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£3.00.

Toad

Creative Camouflage

  • 20 August 2014 12-4pm

See and touch a wide range of live animals this summer and discover some of the unusual talents and abilities they have developed to survive in the wild. This session will teach you about animals that use camouflage as means of protection.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£3.00 per person.

photograph of grass snake

Snakes and Scales

  • 27 August 2014 12-4pm

See and touch a wide range of live animals this summer and discover some of the unusual talents and abilities they have developed to survive in the wild. This workshop will be based around snakes.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£3.00 per person.

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