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Colchester's Natural History Museum

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Another Jewel

What was all Saints Church in Colchester is where the museum is located. The Church itself is... read more

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David Patrick W
Saint-Malo, France
Interesting as part of a day of culture

The museum is a nice addition and contrast if you were to be visiting the other two museums very... read more

Reviewed 24 September 2018
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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A fascinating chance to get closer to nature. Find out about wildlife habitats, biodiversity and climate change. Did you know that there was an earthquake in Colchester in 1884? Or that mammoths and hippos used to roam this area? Discover more about...more
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High Street, Colchester CO1 1DN, England
+44 1206 282941
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Reviewed yesterday

Always a good time filler (1 hour is normally the max. for us). Right on the High Street (opposite the War Memorial). Friendly Staff.

Thank TriniDunc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What was all Saints Church in Colchester is where the museum is located. The Church itself is lovely and the museum excellent.

Thank David Patrick W
Reviewed 24 September 2018 via mobile

The museum is a nice addition and contrast if you were to be visiting the other two museums very close by. It's small but informative. My only complaint was that there seemed to be lots of interesting skeletons that weren't labeled, which was a shame....More

Thank Katherine643
Reviewed 17 September 2018

Took my grandsons here on the same day we visited the castle over the road during the Summer holiday. There was enough to capture their interest as part of a short visit and I thought it was pitched perfectly to the primary school age group...More

Thank U116RMsan
Reviewed 2 September 2018

Located opposite the castle in an old church. All on one level, free admission. A selection of exhibits, fossils, stuffed birds and animals . Local information , I never knew that Colchester had an earthquake in the past! A small museum but worth a look...More

Thank 1147GG
Reviewed 31 August 2018

I had trouble finding this place. I saw the signs outside a church – missed the main entrance and ended up going in a rear entrance of the church not realising that the church was the museum. The best thing I can say about the...More

Thank HM654
Reviewed 30 August 2018

Amaze balls, free to get in brilliant little treasure. Staff were brilliant soooo friendly she's a delight. Great little gift shop which was great value for money, a right little gem.

Thank Ngpearl
Reviewed 23 August 2018

I visited this museum recently with the intention of having a crystal from my collection identified. I spoke to the staff on reception (Lynda and Wayne) and they were more than happy to take a look at the fragment of crystal I showed them. Within...More

Thank Martin B
Reviewed 24 July 2018

very nice little museam to visit alot of interesting facts to be found staff polite and helpfull i would return again if in the area the garden area set in an old church yard was very fasinating to walk around and had lots of facts...More

Thank glen p
Reviewed 10 July 2018

I have taken my children to this venue in the past and they are now in their forties. I now take my grandchildren but it seems to have not changed in all those years. Really needs an update.

Thank Carla M
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Joshua W
28 September 2017|
Response from Ken C | Reviewed this property |
No, it's a small museum in a former church. However, there are several within a short walk.