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Natural History Museum

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The Natural History Museum is currently closed due to COVID-19

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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. 

Discover and interesting 'hands-on' perspective on the local natural environment from the Ice Age right up to today. Explore the garden trail and stag beetle exhibition.

Guide Prices

Free

Facilities

Children

  • Children welcome

Property Facilities

  • Gift shop
  • Public toilets
  • Smoking not allowed

Map & Directions

Colchester

Road Directions

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

Natural History Museum

Type:Museum

High Street, Colchester, CO1 1DN

Tel: 01206 282941

Awards

  • Visit EnglandVistEngland VAQAS Gold VistEngland VAQAS Gold 2018

Opening Times

* 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.