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Colchester Zoo Baby Rhino Mabaso


After a 16 month gestation period Cynthia finally gave birth to a male calf on the 11th July.

Mabaso has joined mum and some of his new neighbours in the Kingdom of the Wild enclosure.

Mabaso has been having a great time exploring and meeting some of the other residents he shares his home with, including a female rhinos and one year old calf Pembe.

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The young male has been given the name ‘Mabaso’, after the head game keeper at Colchester Zoo’s UmPhafa Reserve, Siboniso Michael Mabaso who sadly passed away last month.

Mabaso is Colchester Zoo’s third successful white rhino cal...

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Colchester Zoo new baby White Rhino

baby White Rhino

It’s a Boy!

 Colchester Zoo are pleased to announce that White Rhino, Cynthia, has given birth!


After a 16 month gestation period Cynthia finally gave birth to a male calf on the 11th July. Both mum and calf are doing extremely well and at three days old this strong calf is already to proving to be a handful for second time mum Cynthia!

Our young male has been given the name ‘Mabaso’, after the head game keeper at Colchester Zoo’s UmPhafa Reserve, Siboniso Michael Mabaso who sadly passed away last month...

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Colchester Castle Museum

Castle Museum re-opened to the public after being closed for a major refurbishment.

ColchesterCastle ParkA new state of the art Museum has been installed, which will use the latest technology to give visitors a unique experience. An interactive hub, full-size burial reconstruction, audio and visual character stories and video projections will be included in the new-look Museum.

Much-needed repairs have also been made to the ancient building – which is coming up for its one-thousandth birthday!

The project will reveal more of the Castle’s historic interior, while brand-new displays will tell the 2,000-year sto...

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Colchester United Football Club

Colchester United Football Club 1Colchester United Football Club is a football club in Colchester, England, who perform in League One, the third tier while in the English football league technique. The club was fashioned in 1937, and briefly shared their aged Layer Street home with now defunct aspect Colchester Town who experienced previously employed the ground from 1910. History: Colchester United are maybe most well-known for beating Don Revie’s Leeds United 3-2 inside the fifth round of the FA Cup in 1971. Their optimum at any time league end was achieved in 2006-07, after they finished the time in 10th area from the Cham...
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Tymperleys Clock Museum

Tymperleys Clock Museum a 15th Century timber framed house which was home to 18th & 19th Century Colchester made clocks.
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In October 2010, after a public outcry against planned council cuts, Tymperleys Clock Museum won a reprieve against closure. The house and its clock collection had been given to the people of Colchester by Mr Bernard Mason in the 1980’s and had since been a much loved part of Colchester’s museums.

However, the council did what it had intended to do all along and closed the museum, with a view to selling it off to the highest bidder as it had done and is ...

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Hollytrees Museum

HollytreeThree 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 ...

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Colchester Natural History Museum

Housed in the unusual setting of the former All Saints Church in 1957, the Museum looks at the rich natural heritage of north-east Essex



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.

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Colchester Mercury Theatre

Mercury Theatre  Balkerne Gate Colchester, CO1 1PT 01206 573948 Get directions

MercuryTheatreColchesterMercury theatre, Colchester is operated and maintained by Mercury Theatre Company. They developed Mercury theatre with the aim of providing the classical theatre work to the audience. They ensure the best quality work with individual and collective efforts. In Mercury theatre, all the shows performed and very well directed and production values and designs are also of the highest quality. The performance of the artist’s touches the human spirit. 

They also offer a wide range of theatre work with many schools an...

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Colchester Zoo

Colchester Zoo is constantly evolving to ensure a world class level of commitment to the animals.

Opening Times  open every day from 9.30am except Christmas Day
Closing times vary according to season.
September 12th to 31st December 2011
Open at 9:30am
Last Admissions to zoo grounds at 3.00pm
Zoo Grounds close at 5.00pm
Operating Hours: Catering and Retail outlets will usually close at least one hour prior to the Zoo grounds and Guest Services usually closes 30 minutes beforehand. Please note that the zoo car parks close a maximum of 30 minutes after the zoo closes.
Colchester Zoo is a full d...

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Colchester St Botolpts Priory

St Botolpts PrioryColchester St Botolpt’s Priory The remains of one of the first Augustinian priories in England, founded about 1100.

An impressive example of early Norman architecture, built in flint and reused Roman brick, the church displays massive circular pillars and round arches and an elaborate west front. Later badly damaged by cannon fire during the Civil War siege of 1648.

St Botolph’s Priory, located in Colchester, England, was the very first English Augustinian priory church, founded in the finish of the eleventh century from the Anglo-Saxon minster community of Colchester...

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