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Museum, free entry

Wilkin and Sons

Wilkin and Sons

Tiptree Jam


Over 50 years ago, John Wilkin began collecting the paraphernalia of preserve making and Essex village life. The John Wilkin Collection is now jam packed with artefacts! Get a real taste of Tiptree in the building where the famous jam was first prepared. Enjoy freshly made lunches and home-made cakes in our quiet, relaxed tea room or terrace.

Disabled toiletsGift shopOn-site light refreshmentsPublic toilets

Children welcomeDisabled accessGuided tours for groups

Opening details

Monday-Saturday: 10.00am to 17.00pm (Summer)
Sunday 11.00am to 17.00pm (Summer)
Monday to Saturday: 10.00am to 16.00pm (Winter)
Sunday: 11.00am to 16.00pm (Winter)
Closed 25th-28th December and 1st January


Free entry


Wilkin's Jam Factory,
Factory Hill,
Tiptree, Colchester,


See location of Wilkin and Sons Ltd on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: TL 899156  Lat: 51.80677 Long: 0.75312

By Road:
After leaving the A12 at Kelvedon, the Tiptree visitor centre is signposted onto the B1023 Tiptree road. On arriving in Tiptree continue towards Tollesbury. As you leave Tiptree, the visitor centre is on your right. Be sure to take the entrance AFTER the red brick wall.


  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Guided tours for groupsGuided tours for groups