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Making a visit

Opening Times

  • Tuesday – Saturday
    10.00am – 5.00pm
  • Sunday
    11.00am – 5.00pm

Admission

  • Free

Getting Here

Natural History Museum, High Street, Colchester, CO1 1DN

Contact Us

Natural History Museum

By Car

Sat Nav – please use CO1 1UG.

To reach Colchester by road, exit the A12 at junction 27 and follow the signs to the town centre.

There are spaces for disabled badge holders by Castle Park in Museum Street, and places in the High Street.

Parking is available in the nearby Priory Street and Britannia car parks, which are just a few minutes from Colchester Castle, Hollytrees Museum and Natural History Museum. For more information, visit www.colchester.gov.uk/parking for all Colchester’s car parks.

 

By Train

Colchester is just 58 minutes on the main train line from London or Norwich.  Arriving at Colchester Main station, the museums are just a 20 minute walk or a short bus ride to the town centre.

Arriving at Colchester Town station the museums are a 10 minute walk from Colchester Town railway station, up Queens Street and St Botolphs Street.

By Bus

The museums are a 10 minute walk from the main bus station on Osborne Street.

Find Your Way

Colchester Castle Museum and Hollytrees Museum are located at the end of the High Street.  The Natural History Museum is situated opposite the main gates to Colchester Castle Park.

Facilities And Accessibility

Every effort has been made to make the Natural History Museum a great place to visit for everybody.

Facilities include:

  • The main entrance has level access with double glass doors which can be opened to allow access for wider wheelchairs or scooters.

  • The museum is all on one level apart from a slight slope at the entrance of the museum and a slight slope at the far end of the gallery. 

  • Gift shop for mementos and gifts.
  • Accessible toilet with baby changing facilities.

  • Hands-on interactive and sensory experiences.

  • Guide and Helping dogs are welcome.

  • British Sign Language interpretation provided at selected events. Please see our events section for details.

    If you have any further access queries please contact us and we will be happy to help.

  • The main entrance has level access with double glass doors which can be opened to allow access for wider wheelchairs or scooters.

  • The museum is all on one level apart from a slight slope at the entrance of the museum and a slight slope at the far end of the gallery. 

  • Gift shop for mementos and gifts
  • Accessible toilet with baby changing facilities.

  • Hands-on interactive and sensory experiences 
  • Guide and Helping dogs are welcome.

  • British Sign Language interpretation provided at selected events. Please see our events section for details.

    If you have any further access queries please contact us and we will be happy to help.

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