What can you see?
Enjoy 300 years of history in this beautiful Georgian townhouse through hands-on exhibits and displays.
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.
Social history, art, costume and oral history collections can be seen including:
- Costume and textiles, clocks and watches plus a full model of Hollytrees House
- A large collection of tea related objects
- Displays demonstrating what family life was like for rich and poor people in Georgian and Victorian Colchester
We bring art and history to life in a fun way with our events programme.
A programme of events for both families and adults runs throughout the year including art and craft workshops, tours, talks, quizzes and much more.