Brightlingsea Museum

Museum Tendring

Welcome To Brightlingsea Museum

Kids Fun Brightlingsea

Situated in the small town of Brightlingsea in the Tendring district, our free museum offers two exciting trails for you to explore. The Bricklesey Mouse Trail for younger visitors to the museum and the Town Heritage Trail for families and adults. Whether you are here for half an hour or half the day, there’s lots to see and engage you. Take a browse around our unique beach hut souvenir shop if you’ve got the time. There is plenty of room to get around with a pram, mobility scooter or a wheelchair. Everything is on one level so you don’t have to worry about any slopes or stairs. If you have any additional requirements then simply get in touch with us and we will do our very best to accommodate.

History Museum Tendring

Our museum in Tendring was originally founded back in 1989 but in 2020 we opened the new purpose built premises. With the many improvement that brought, we now think we rank amongst the best local museums in the country. We believe that visitors should be able to freely access this museum as often as they wish. Everyone who manages the museum is a volunteer. We kindly ask for donations from visitors as we do of course still have bills to pay.

Check out our upcoming events that you and the family can take part in. Just click here to visit our What’s On area of our website.

Family And Kids Fun Brightlingsea

Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us if you have any questions or queries. One of our friendly team will be happy to assist and provide more information. All of our contact details are listed right here on this page. There is also a map which shows our exact location in case you haven’t visited before. Alternatively, head over to our website where you can see lots more info about us, what goes on here and how you can donate etc.

Keep in touch and up to date with all of our latest news and information by following our social media pages. Be the first to know about upcoming events and any changes made to our museum. It’s also another easy way of speaking with us.

We look forward to seeing you sometime soon at Brightlingsea Museum.

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Museum Tendring

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