View of Natural History Museum with War Memorial

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About

Find out more about local wildlife habitats, biodiversity and climate change at this much-loved, family-friendly museum, housed in the former All Saints Church. Get up close to nature and explore the Natural History collections focussing on Britain and north-east Essex and discover the secrets of the drowned world underneath the North Sea. 

Get up close to nature as you discover an interesting perspective on the local natural environment from the Ice Age right up to today. Take a peek in a badgers sett, explore the garden trail and stag beetle exhibition and much more. There is lots to discover!

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Guide Prices

Free entry

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Disabled access
  • Disabled toilets

Booking & Payment Details

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Free Entry

Children

  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children welcome

Groups

  • Education/study area

Property Facilities

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

Map & Directions

Colchester

Road Directions

The Natural History Museum is situated on the High Street opposite Colchester Castle.

Natural History Museum

Type:Museum

High Street, Colchester, CO1 1DN

Tel: 01206 282941

Awards

  • Visit EnglandVistEngland VAQAS Gold VistEngland VAQAS Gold 2018
  • Visit BritainWe're Good to Go We're Good to Go 2020

Opening Times

Season (1 Jan 2021 - 31 Dec 2021)
DayTimes
MondayClosed
Tuesday - Saturday10:00 - 17:00
Sunday11:00 - 17:00

* Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day. The museum is open Tuesday to Saturday 10.00 to 17.00 and Sunday 11.00 to 17.00.