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Natural History Museum

free admission + climate change + nature + local wildlife

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Free admission

A fascinating chance to get closer to nature. Find out about wildlife habitats, biodiversity and climate change.

Did you know that there was an earthquake in Colchester in 1884? Or that mammoths and hippos used to roam this area? Discover more about open salt marshes, beaches and the creatures that lurk beneath your feet. Crawl through the badger sett, stroke the friendly fox and enjoy many hands-on activities.