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Boxted Airfield Museum

Langham Lane, Langham, Nr Colchester, Essex, CO4 5NW, Tel: 01206 865275, Email, www.boxted-airfield.com

Boxted Airfield Museum station 150. The most important US fighter base in the UK in WW2.

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  • Rail station: North Station (5 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
  • Guided tour(s)
 
 
 
Colchester Castle Museum
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Castle Park, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1TJ, Tel: 01206 282939, Email, www.cimuseums.org.uk

Colchester Castle is the largest Norman Keep in Europe. Constructed on the foundations of the Temple of Claudius. The Castle Museum today reveals many fascinating layers of history to visitors.

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  • Rail station: Colchester Town (0 mile)
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Harwich Lifeboat Museum

Timberfields, Off Wellington Road, Harwich, Essex, CO12 3EJ, Tel: 01255 502872, Email, www.harwich-society.co.uk

Museum contains the last Clacton off-shore. Oakley Class Lifeboat 34ft and a history of the lifeboat service in Harwich.

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  • Rail station: Harwich Town (0 mile)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
 
 
 
Hollytrees Museum
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Castle Park, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1UG, Tel: 01206 282940, www.cimuseums.org.uk

An important part of Colchester's rich history with three centuries of fascinating toys, costume and decorative arts displayed in an attractive Georgian town house from 1718.

 
 
 
Mersea Island Museum
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Mersea Island Museum, High Street, West Mersea, Colchester, Essex, CO5 8QD, Tel: 01206 385191, Email, www.merseamuseum.org.uk

Exhibits of Mersea's social history, natural history, archaeology and fishing industry, including a fisherman's cottage display. Special exhibitions and gift shop.

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  • Rail station: Colchester (8 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Natural History Museum
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High Street, Colchester, CO1 1DN, Tel: 01206 282941, www.cimuseums.org.uk

Discover and interesting 'hands-on' perspective on the local natural environment from the Ice Age right up to today. Explore the garden trail and stag beetle exhibition, free entry.

 
 
 
Nottage Maritme Institute

Nottage Institute, The Quay, Wivenhoe, UK, Tel: 01206 824142, Email, www.nottagemaritimeinstitute.org.uk/

A registered charity specialising in teaching RYA Shorebased Courses and other unique nautical courses. The Nottage also houses a maritime museum with a collection of paintings, photographs and models with a local flavour.

 
 
The Munnings Art Musem
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Castle Hill, Dedham, Colchester, Essex, CO7 6AZ, Tel: 01206 322127, Email, www.munningsmuseum.org.uk

Explore the life and work of renown British artist Sir Alfred Munnings (1878-1959) in his former home and studio.

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  • Rail station: Manningtree (4 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Wilkin and Sons Ltd

Wilkin's Jam Factory, Factory Hill, Tiptree, Colchester, Essex, CO5 0RF, Tel: 01621 814524, Email, www.tiptree.com

Over 50 years ago, John Wilkin began collecting the paraphernalia of preserve making and Essex village life.

 
 
 
Claudius Gateway

One Castle Park, Castle Bailey, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1TH, Tel: 07815 564510

Fascinating archaeological ruins and Museum forming the back drop for a stylish coffee house. All proceeds go to charity.

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  • Rail station: Colchester Town (0 mile)
  • Children welcome
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