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 Walton on the Naze

Bata Heritage Centre

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Address: East Tilbury Library Princess Avenue, East Tilbury, Tilbury, Essex RM18 8ST
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Phone: 01375 677581
Based in East Tilbury in Essex, the Bata Heritage Centre aims to present the interesting history of the British Bata Shoe Co Ltd. » More Info

The Essex Fire Museum

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Address: Grays Fire Station, Hogg Lane, Grays, Essex RM17 5QS
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Phone: 01376 576847
The Essex Fire Museum gives visitors the opportunity to take a fascinating look at the history of the Fire Service here in Essex. » More Info

Creeksea Place Manor House

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Address: Creeksea Place Ferry Road, Burnham on Crouch, Essex CM0 8PJ
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Phone: 01621 784535
A beautiful Tudor Manor House, steeped in history and dating back to 1569. We host exclusive weddings and other events throughout the year. Stunning grounds and a beautiful setting near the river make us an ideal venue for your event. » More Info

Jaywick Martello Tower

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Address: The Promenade, Belsize Avenue, Jaywick, Clacton on Sea, Essex CO15 2LF
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Phone: 01255 822783
A renovated Martello Tower, Jaywick is a thriving arts, heritage and community venue on the beautiful Jaywick Sands coastline near Clacton on Sea. » More Info

Southend Pier & Railway

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Address: Western Esplanade, Southend on Sea, Essex SS1 1EE
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Phone: 01702 212534
Southend Pier is the longest pleasure pier in the world, extending more than a mile into the Thames Estuary. It is a very popular attraction and major landmark in Southend on Sea. » More Info

The Old Siege House Bar and Brasserie

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Address: 75 East Street, Colchester, Essex CO1 2TS
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Phone: 01206 973371
Historical building used in the 1648 Civil War. We are a Bar and Restaurant located in Colchester City. We provide lunch, dinner, afternoon teas and use the freshest local produce. » More Info

Escape Room at Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome

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Address: Hackmans Lane, Purleigh, Essex CM3 6RN
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Mobile: 07960 869826
An exciting escape room experience at Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome, ideal for families, team building and stag/hen parties. » More Info

Chelmsford Cathedral

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Address: Duke Street, Chelmsford, Essex CM1 1EH
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Phone: 01245 294492
Chelmsford Cathedral is home to a thriving worshipping community of all ages, and a centre of worship for people and communities across Essex and east London. » More Info

Essex Retro Football and Cricket Show

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Address: New Writtle Street, Chelmsford, Essex CM2 0PG
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In more recent years I have specialised in sports collectables and nostalgia, setting up my own event: The Essex Retro Football & Cricket Show. » More Info

Capel Manor Gardens

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Address: Bullsmoor Lane, Enfield, Middlesex EN1 4RQ
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Phone: 0303 003 1234
Nestled in Enfield, North London and set amongst 30 acres of picturesque gardens, Capel Manor is a beautiful Georgian house with over 60 gardens and landscapes to explore. » More Info

Bourne Mill

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Address: Bourne Road, Colchester, Essex CO2 8RT
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Phone: 01206 549799
A delightful piece of late Elizabethan playfulness. Built for banquets and converted into a mill in the 19th century. » More Info

Royal Gunpowder Mills

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Address: Beaulieu Drive, Waltham Abbey, Essex EN9 1JY
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Phone: 01992 707370
Individual - Groups - School Visits - Discover 300 years of explosive history. Experience an in-depth Tractor Trailer Guided Tour of our 170 acre site. Exhibitions / Film, 300 years of intrigue and history are ready for the adventurous and curious. » More Info

Mountfitchet Castle

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Address: Mountfitchet Castle, Stansted Mountfitchet, Stansted, Essex CM24 8LY
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Phone: 01279 813237
Mountfitchet Castle is a multi-attraction incorporating Mountfitchet Castle & Norman Village of 1066, House on the Hill Museum and Dinosaur Encounters including our New Animatronic Dinosaurs that arrived May 2024! » More Info

Grange Barn

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Address: Grange Hill, Coggeshall, Colchester, Essex CO6 1RE
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Phone: 01376 562226
One of Europe's oldest timber-framed buildings, it has a cathedral-like interior and is linked to a local Cistercian abbey. » More Info

North Weald Airfield Museum

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Address: Ad Astra House Hurricane Way, North Weald Bassett, Epping, Essex CM16 6AA
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Phone: 01992 523010
Aviation related museum. Low admission price with free parking a great day out for everyone. » More Info

Museum of Power

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Address: Hatfield Road, Langford, Maldon, Essex CM9 6QA
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Phone: 01621 843183
The Museum, a unique and fascinating experience for all the family, is located at Langford, near Maldon, Essex and is easily accessible from the A12. » More Info

The Companye of Merrie Folke

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Address: Billericay
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Phone: 01473 311809 Mobile: 07971 402757
To educate, inform and entertain. A dedicated group of Tudor Living History re-enactors. » More Info

Prittlewell Priory

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Address: Priory Park, Victoria Avenue, Southend on Sea, Essex SS2 6NB
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Phone: 01702 212190
Prittlewell Priory was founded by the Cluniac Order in the early 12th century as a cell to the Priory of St Pancras at Lewes, Sussex. » More Info

Audley End House and Gardens

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Address: Off London Road, Saffron Walden, Essex CB11 4JF
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Phone: 01799 522842
As one of the greatest sights of East Anglia, with a spectacular stately home and outstanding, spacious grounds, Audley End House and Gardens has got something for all of the family. » More Info

Thames Sailing Barge Trust

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Address: The Hythe, Maldon, Essex CM9 5HN
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Phone: 07840 862685
The Thames Sailing Barge Trust operate sailing trips and charters between May and September from our base at The Hythe in Maldon. » More Info

Walton Pier

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Address: Walton Pier, Walton on the Naze, Essex CO14 8ES
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Phone: 01255 672288
Walton Pier's 5-acre amusement complex provides hours of fun with well-lit, computerised Bowling Lanes, an Arcade with classic favourites and today’s latest tech games, a wide choice of Indoor Funfair Rides and all the fun of the fair! » More Info

Cressing Temple Barns

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Address: Witham Road, Braintree, Essex CM77 8PD
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Phone: 03330 132738
Experience a unique piece of history at the 13th century, Knights Templar Barns, complete with Tudor walled garden and Tiptree tea rooms. » More Info

Braxted Park Estate

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Address: The Avenue, Great Braxted, Witham, Essex CM8 3EN
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Phone: 01621 892305
Originally from the estates of the Countess of Pembroke, Braxted Park is the largest walled private estate in the county. This beautiful estate can be enjoyed through corporate events, weddings, a cookery school, a golf club, and hospitality. » More Info

Mangapps Railway Museum

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Address: Southminster Road, Burnham on Crouch, Essex CM0 8QG
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Phone: 01621 784898
Mangapps Railway Museum is a privately owned working railway and museum established on a farm at Burnham on Crouch, Essex. » More Info

Blackmore End Village Hall and Playing Field

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Address: School Road, Blackmore End, Braintree, Essex CM7 4DN
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Built by Samuel Courtauld as a club for village residents in January 1926, Blackmore End Village Hall is situated in the picturesque village of Blackmore End, a short drive from Braintree and Halstead. » More Info

Finchingfield Guildhall

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Address: Church Hill, Finchingfield, Essex CM7 4NN
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Phone: 01371 811333
Set in the rolling countryside of North Essex less than an hour from London is the 15th century Guildhall Finchingfield. The Guildhall is an historic venue with its own interactive museum, small shop, and library. » More Info

Epping Forest District Museum

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Address: 39-41 Sun Street, Waltham Abbey, Essex
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Phone: 01992 716882
We tell the story of the people and events that shaped the local area. Explore our fascinating collection including paintings, jewellery, costumes, a woolly mammoth tusk and the Waltham Abbey Bible. » More Info

East Anglian Railway Museum

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Address: Chappel Station, Station Road, Wakes Colne, Colchester, Essex CO6 2DS
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Phone: 01206 242524
For over 50 years the East Anglian Railway Museum has been transporting visitors of all ages back in time to discover the unique history of the region’s railways. The site covers over 10 acres. » More Info

Naze Tower

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Address: The Naze Old Hall Lane, Walton on the Naze, Essex CO14 8LE
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Phone: 01255 852519
The Naze Tower is an historic 86ft landmark and unique visitor attraction situated on an attractive stretch of coastline at Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex. » More Info

Bateman's Tower

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Address: Promenade Way, Brightlingsea, Essex CO7 0HH
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Built in 1883 by John Bateman, Bateman's Tower is a Grade II listed building which can be found at the entrance to Brightlingsea Creek at Westmarsh Point on the River Colne. » More Info

Maldon & Heybridge Heritage Harbour

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Address: The Hythe, Maldon, Essex CM9 5JZ
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Mobile: 07979 862952
The objective of the Maldon and Heybridge Heritage Harbour shall be to work to promote, preserve and secure a future for its maritime heritage. » More Info

St. Christopher's Church

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Address: The Street, Willingale, Ongar, Essex CM5 0SJ
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Mobile: 07879 803533
The Church of St. Christopher can be found in the centre of the village of Willingale. » More Info

Layer Marney Tower

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Address: Layer Marney, Colchester, Essex CO5 9US
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Phone: 01206 330784
England’s tallest Tudor Gatehouse, Layer Marney Tower stands within the Essex landscape, commanding views to the River Blackwater and beyond. » More Info

Epping Ongar Railway

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Address: Ongar Station, Station Approach, Ongar, Essex CM5 9BN
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Phone: 01277 365200
We are the longest heritage railway in Essex and the closest to London. Experience the romance of travel in bygone times as you pass through picturesque countryside, beautiful forest and historic towns. A perfect visit for all the family. » More Info

Tiptree Jam Museum & Tea Room

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Address: Factory Hill, Tiptree, Essex CO5 0RF
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Phone: 01621 815407
The Tiptree Jam Museum holds the John Wilkin Collection. It is a great place to trace the history of Wilkin & Sons and Tiptree preserves, find out more about village life in Essex, and of course to find out all about jam-making. » More Info

Combined Military Services Museum

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Address: Station Road, Maldon, Essex CM9 4LQ
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Phone: 01621 841826
Experience a journey through British military history beginning on brutal medieval battlefields, through the Crimean & Napoleonic Wars, into WW1 & WW2, right up to today’s conflicts. » More Info

Now Strike!

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Address: Essex Barn, Rook Hall Farm, Chigborough Road, Heybridge, Essex CM9 4RB
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Phone: 01621 842386
Experience history and hold the past in your hands on any of our exciting days out. Try Medieval archery or shoot pistols straight from the Wild West, maybe try your hand at blacksmithing, if it is historic then we have it all. » More Info

Central Museum

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Address: Victoria Avenue, Southend on Sea, Essex SS2 6EW
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Phone: 01702 212345
Southend Museum was built in 1905-6 at a cost of £9,374 and originally housed Southend Library. » More Info

Saffron Walden Museum

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Address: Museum Street, Saffron Walden, Essex CB10 1BN
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Phone: 01799 510333
Discover a world of surprises at family-friendly Saffron Walden Museum. » More Info

Finchingfield Post Mill

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Address: Duck End, Finchingfield, Essex CM7 4NA
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Phone: 0345 603 7624
Finchingfield Post Mill was constructed in approximately 1756, making it the oldest windmill in Essex. The Grade II listed windmill stands majestically overlooking the beautiful village of Finchingfield. » More Info

Spains Hall Estate

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Address: Dairyley Farm, Finchingfield, Essex CM7 4NL
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Phone: 01371 811596
Spains Hall Estate is the perfect place to enjoy the countryside. Come and visit for beaver guided day trip tours, guided photography hides and trips. » More Info

West Cliff Theatre

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Address: Tower Road, Clacton on Sea, Essex CO15 1LE
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Phone: 01255 433344
Established in 1894 & run independently by the West Cliff (Tendring) Trust, the West Cliff Theatre plays host to professional & amateur shows. » More Info

Brightlingsea Museum

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Address: Dove House, Station Road, Brightlingsea, Essex CO7 0DT
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Phone: 01206 307121
Brightlingsea is a small town with a big history! This friendly, free museum is packed with fascinating facts and fun have-a-go activities. Drop in for half an hour or half a day, there is plenty to explore and excite you, whatever your interests. » More Info

Tymperleys

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Address: Trinity Street, Colchester, Essex CO1 1JN
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Phone: 01206 765034
Tymperleys is an oasis of calm in the heart of Colchester. Try the delicious food made by our chef fresh for you. » More Info

Southchurch Hall and Gardens

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Address: Park Lane, Southend on Sea, Essex SS1 2TE
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Phone: 01702 467671
Southchurch Hall is Grade I Listed Medieval moated house located in the Southchurch district of Southend on Sea. » More Info

Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome

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Address: Hackman's Lane, Purleigh, Maldon, Chelmsford, Essex CM3 6RN
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A time-capsule of the Great War Royal Flying Corps, this busy renovation project is an popular aerodrome and Heritage site, packed with galleries and exhibitions. It is also an award-winning centre for volunteering and wildlife conservation zone. » More Info

Colchester Castle Museum

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Address: Castle Park, Colchester, Essex CO1 1TJ
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Phone: 01206 282939
A visit to Colchester Castle is better than ever before with interactive displays and star exhibits, like the Colchester Gladiator Vase and Fenwick Hoard of Roman treasure. » More Info