Tiptree Jam Museum

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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.

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  • Disabled access
  • Disabled toilets

Booking & Payment Details

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)


  • On-site catering
  • On-site light refreshments


  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children welcome


  • Guided tours for groups


  • Free Parking

Property Facilities

  • Gift shop
  • Public toilets

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups
  • Coach parties accepted

Map & Directions


Road Directions

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.The nearest railway station is Kelvedon, which is 0 miles away.

Tiptree Tea Room, Shop & Museum


Tiptree Tea Room, Shop & Museum, Wilkin & Sons Ltd, Factory Hill, Tiptree, Colchester, Essex, CO5 0RF

Tel: 01621 814524


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Opening Times

* 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