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Hollytrees Museum

Follow the story around this beautiful Georgian building taking in domestic life and childhood in Colchester over the past 300 years.

Meet many different characters from the past and experience Colchester’s fascinating history. Discover what family life was life for the rich and the poor. Then be transported back to the days before washing machines to try out a dolly peg and dress up as a servant.

Experience the miniature world of the Hollytrees dolls house and find out about the origin of the famous nursery rhyme Twinkle Twinkle Little Star – which was written in Colchester!

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Admission times, how to get here, facilities and accessibility information.

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Meet many different characters from the past and experience Colchester’s fascinating history. Discover what family life was life for the rich and the poor. Then be transported back to the days before washing machines to try out a dolly peg and dress up as a servant.

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The history of Hollytrees house from 1718 to present day.

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If you are looking to hire a room for a team away day, project kick-off or small presentation the Old Library is available for hire.

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