Hollytrees Museum

Hollytrees Museum

Three centuries of fascinating toys, costume and decorative arts displayed in an attractive Georgian town house from 1718. Parkland children's play area, shop, sensory garden. Free entry. An important part of Colchester's rich history will now be opened up for more people to enjoy, as Hollytrees Museum in Colchester launches a new Clock gallery.

Some of the collection of clocks and watches were previously on display at Tymperleys museum and it is extremely important that the collection continues to be seen and the display in Hollytrees Museum, aptly named 'The Bernard Mason Gallery', has been created to do this. The significance of this fascinating collection is that it is so comprehensive, including examples by almost all the clockmakers who had businesses in the town.

Situated within Castle Park, Hollytrees Museum is surrounded by beautiful gardens.
Built in 1718, this Georgian House was home to Charles Gray, an attorney, a Justice of the Peace and a Member of Parliament for Colchester.

Hollytrees Museum houses a range of collections, including toys, art, costume and clocks.

Discover what family life was like for the rich and the poor. Then be transported back to the days before washing machines to try out a dolly peg and dress up as a servant.


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