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Museums in Essex

Museums in Essex cover practically every interest, so take your pick from our guide of the best Essex museums and discover the rich history and heritage of our county.

Museums in Essex cover practically every interest, so take your pick from our guide of the best Essex museums and discover the rich history and heritage of our county.

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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
Essex Fire Museum was established in 2007 and houses many Fire Service artefacts and vehicles from the 1700's onwards. The museum if free entry but visits must be pre-booked as we are on the site of a working fire station (Grays Stn). » 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Paycocke's House and Garden, National Trust

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Address: 25 West Street, Coggeshall, Colchester, Essex CO6 1NS
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Phone: 01376 561305
Paycocke's is a house and garden in Coggeshall, Essex. A stunning Tudor merchant's house whose walls have more than a few stories to tell. » More Info