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Exhibition, Sat 6 May - Sun 19 Nov 2017, free entry

After Life Poppy

After Life Poppy

Details

This exhibition looks at death and the period following it, both for the deceased and for those who feel their loss. It examines the subject using evocative objects from the Colchester museums’ collection.
Visitors can expect to see a varied and engaging display, including many objects which had previously been in museum storage.
These include:
Several items from Roman graves which illustrate the customs of feasting at the grave and belief in an afterlife.
Victorian memorial jewellery, many pieces of which contain human hair as a way of remembering loved ones.
A selection of objects placed at the war memorial after the death of Princess Diana 20 years ago.
The exhibition also includes a section on death in Hinduism, informed by the Hindu community of the local area.

Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for educational visitsGift shopPublic toilets

Children welcomeDisabled access

Access may be limited for users of larger wheelchairs, a manual wheelchair is available for use. Owing to fire regulations, groups of more than two wheelchair users need to pre-book.

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 6 May - Sun 19 Nov 2017

Prices

Free entry

Events at this Venue

date event
Sat 6 May - Sun 19 Nov After Life
Thu 3 Aug Mini Museums
Wed 9 Aug Twinkly Mobiles
Thu 17 Aug Tick-Tock Clocks
Thu 24 Aug Halloween Lanterns
Thu 24 Aug It's A Wrap!

Contact

Visitor Information Centre

01206 282920

Address

Castle Park,
Colchester,
Essex,
CO1 1UG

Location

Directions

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Map reference: TM 000252  Lat: 51.89008 Long: 0.90536

Hollytrees Museum is situated in the Castle Park, just off Colchester High Street.

Facilities

  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access

Access may be limited for users of larger wheelchairs, a manual wheelchair is available for use. Owing to fire regulations, groups of more than two wheelchair users need to pre-book.