Visit Colchester Information Centre with Wisteria

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The Colchester Visitor Information Centre (VIC) is the tourist office for Colchester, situated in the heart of Colchester's historic town centre, within minutes of award winning museums, great shopping and a wide variety of places to eat and drink.

Contact us before you visit for the best advice on where to go, what to do and where to stay, or come and see us in Hollytrees Museum when you arrive for hands on advice and information

The centre offers the following services, amongst others:
- Help with planning your visit, with ideas of things to do and places to visit locally;
- Assistance in finding accommodation;
- Finding and booking local events and guided tours;
- Help with travel plans and public transport information;
- Free information on the rest of Great Britain;
- Access to wheelchair users and people with disabilities as well as pushchairs;
- Booking day trips with local coach operators;
- Shop with locally made gifts and quality souvenirs of Colchester;
- And much more!

VisitColchester Gift Shop

The VisitColchester Information Centre, situated in the beautiful Georgian Building Hollytrees House, has a fantastic gift shop selling a wide range of Colchester souvenirs, localy crafted gifts and famous Wilkin & Sons Tiptree Jam.

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Saturday, 17th September 2022 - Saturday, 26th November 2022

Walking Tours - Book Now GraphicGuided Tour: From Camulodunum to ColchesterOur regular walking tour, covering 2000 years of Colchester's history. Runs every Saturday.
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Friday, 28th October 2022 - Friday, 28th October 2022

A tour guide dressed as 'Aggie - the jailer's wife'Guided Tour for Families: Rowdy Romans, Naughty Normans, Victorious VictoriansThe history of Colchester, but with all the gruesome gory and revolting bits (ie. all the interesting bits) left in
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  • Disabled access


  • Children welcome

Property Facilities

  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Gift shop
  • Public toilets
  • Smoking not allowed

Site Features

  • Welcome Host

Map & Directions


Road Directions

The Visit Colchester Information Centre is located in Hollytrees Museum, located in Castle Park Accessible by Public Transport: Colchester station is 0.25 miles away.


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Visit Colchester Information Centre

Type:Information Centre

Hollytrees Museum, Castle Park, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1UG

Tel: 01206 282920

Opening Times

Season (1 Jan 2022 - 31 Dec 2022)
Monday - Saturday10:00 - 17:00
Bank Holiday10:00 - 17:00

* Opening times -
Monday - Saturday: 10:00 - 17:00


Hollytrees Museum Exterior with WisteriaHollytrees Museum, ColchesterAn important part of Colchester's rich history with three centuries of fascinating toys, costume, clocks and decorative arts displayed in an attractive Georgian town house from 1718.