Beth Chatto Gardens - Elmstead Market
World famous gardens, divided into three main areas; A gravel garden for alpines and drought
tolerant plants, water gardens with ponds and water loving plants and a large woodland area.
Open: Monday - Saturday 9am - 5pm (March to Oct), Monday - Saturday 9am - 4pm (Nov - Feb)
Closed Sundays and Bank Holidays. Admission £3.00 (accompanied children free).
East Anglian Steam Railway Museum - Chappel Station, Colchester
A great look at 150 years of railway history. There are many steam engines and carriages lovingly
restored and maintained. See how the railways have changed over the years. This museum will take
you back to the fine early years of railway in Britain.
Open: daily from 10am - 5pm.
Colne Valley Railway - Castle Hedingham
The largest collection of operational engines, carriages and wagons in the UK. Take a memorable
trip through the beautiful Colne Valley. Entry to the adjacent Colne Valley Farm Park is also
included in your admission.
Open: 10am - 5pm (1st March - 23rd Dec).
Admission - Adults £4, Children £2. "Steam Day" - Adults £7, Children £3.50.
Layer Marney Tower - Layer Marney
The tallest Tudor gate tower in England, attached to a fine historical building. A walk in the grounds
you will uncover beautifully kept gardens, there is also the attraction of a deer and rare breeds farm.
Open: 12pm - 5pm (1st April - 7th Oct), 11am - 5pm (22nd July - 7th Sept).
Admission - Adults £3.50, Children (3 - 14 yrs) £2, Family (2 Adults 2 children) £10.
Natural History Museum - High Street, Colchester
Exhibits of local wildlife, and the natural world in general. There is a good degree of interactivity
from the numerous touch exhibits and the accompanying information is very interesting.
Open: 10am - 5pm Monday - Saturday, 11am - 5pm Sunday (Admission is free).