The Christmas trees are up, the fairy lights are on, the elves boots are polished, Santa’s Grotto is ready and the gift shops are fully stocked – Colchester Museums are ready to welcome visitors this Christmas!
Enjoy the build up to Christmas and beyond with Colchester Museums. Bring the family for festive filled days out, learn about Colchester’s past at the Castle. Let the children enjoy interactive exhibits at the Natural History Museum and step back in time at the Georgian mansion that houses Hollytrees Museum.
Add a visit to Colchester Museums to your Christmas Wish List!
Christmas Cheer and Community Trees
When you visit Colchester Castle this Christmas make sure you take a moment to appreciate the twelve beautiful Christmas trees that will be on display. These rather special trees have been dressed with decorations hand made by local schools and community groups adding plenty of festive cheer to any visit!
Visit Santa in his Magical Castle Grotto Various Dates in December
Santa will be making a special stop at Colchester Castle this December but hurry as he is getting very busy! Children will receive a gift and get to whisper their Christmas dreams into a shell for our Wishing Tree with our very own Castle Elf!
Discounts available when combined with Castle entry. Booking essential.
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Now open at Christchurch Mansion in Ipswich, Kiss and Tell: Rodin and Suffolk Sculpture is a once in a lifetime landmark exhibition. Discover the tale behind the lovers in Auguste Rodin’s iconic marble sculpture The Kiss and see the artistry of several of his other works. Uncover one of the most enduring themes in art – the human figure – through sculpture and life drawings from the Ipswich collection.