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Essex Museums & Galleries

including civic and independent art galleries and museums in Essex...

Museums long ago ceased to be stuffy rooms full of glass cases containing bits of old pottery and fossilised bones. Today even most conventional museums include changing displays but over recent years there has been a growth in industrial and "living" museums. Here you can learn about local heritage, get a feel for how people lived and worked, the hardships they endured...

Galleries listed include not just civic galleries displaying publicly owned artworks, but also privately owned galleries with items for sale.

Essex Museums and Galleries

Brentwood, Essex, CM15 0LA
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At the present time, Kelvedon Hatch is the largest and deepest cold war bunker open to the public in southeast England.

We can also cater for stag/hen parties, birthday parties and team building days with a wide range of activities such as treetop high rope adventure course, paintball, archery, shooting, zorb balling.

Over the years the bunker has been hired for many different events and occasions, and we have accommodated a wide variety of such events. Kelvedon Hatch also hosts Scout Troop stopovers and Paranormal / Ghost Hunting events all year round.
Tel: 01277 364883
E-mail: mike@japarrish.com
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Motorboat Museum

Wat Tyler Country Park, Pitsea Hall Lane, Basildon, Essex, SS16 4UH
Tel: 01268 550 077    Fax: 01268 584 207
E-mail: enquiries@motorboatmuseum.org.uk

The history of the motorboat, from the early days of steam launches to the latest state of the art offshore powerboats.

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Colchester Castle Museum

14 Ryegate Road, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1YG
Tel: 01206 282 931    Fax: 01206 282 925
E-mail: bookings.information@colchester.gov.uk

The history of Colchester Castle.

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Central Museum and Planetarium

Victoria Avenue, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, SS2 6EW
Tel: 01702  434449    Fax: 01702  349806
E-mail: southendmuseum@hotmail.com

Displays include archaeology, natural and local history, plus the only planetarium outside of London.

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