Hollytrees Museum and Visitor Info Centre
Date + Time
28 Apr - 02 Dec 12
Tue-Sat 10am to 5pm and Sunday 11am to 5pm
There is no need to book.
Admission is free.
From the Romans to the present day, many different people have chosen to make Colchester their home. This exhibition explores some of the reasons behind their decision to come here and looks at the legacy left by them today.
Roman walls, a Norman castle, the Dutch Quarter and the Garrison, these are just some of the landmarks of Colchester’s history of settlers. Objects on display will include items representing some of these people and their contributions and visitors can listen to contemporary stories of immigration too.
Objects will include: An amphora used by the Romans to store food and wine + Bay cloth, made famous by Dutch weavers + a travelling trunk used by a Polish refugee in the 1940s to bring all her belongings.