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Museums in the Area

Brightlingesa
1 Duke Street
Brightlingsea CO7 0EA
Tel: 01206 303286
The present collection depicts the industries, people and events that have influenced the development of Brightlingsea. industries connected with the sea, the impact of war and leisure and the revival of medieval traditions. Domestic and working life, education, town events and activities are more general themes.
Opening times:
Monday and Thursday 2pm - 5pm April - October
Saturdays 10am - 4pm

East Essex Aviation Society and Museum

Martello Tower,
Point Clear, St Osyth
CO16 8NG
Tel: 01255 428028
Artefacts on show from crash sites of wartime aircraft in the Tendring area including engine and fuselage section of a Mustang fighter. Also covers Civil and military history from both world wars.
Opening times
Sunday 10am - 2pm
Monday 7pm - 10pm June to September
Wednesday 10am - 2pm
All Bank Holidays

Essex Secret Bunker

Crown Buildings
Shrubland Road
Mistley, Manningtree
CO11 1HS
Tel: 01206 392271
The former county neclear war headquarters site set in a vast concrete bunker. The cold war comes alive with videos films and sound effects as you explore the displays. Suitable for all ages. See what went on behind the closed doors of secret nuclear government.
Opening times
Good Friday until end September
10.30am to 4.30pm

Ha'penny Pier
Visitors Centre

The Quay,
Harwich CO12 3HH
Tel: 01255 503429
Combined information centre and small nautical museum
Opening Times
1 May to 31 August
10am to 5pm

Harwich Lifeboat Museum

Timberfields,
off Wellington Road
Harwich  CO12 3EJ
Tel: 01255 503429
Disused Victorian lifeboat house contains a 37ft Oakley class lifeboat with a chance to go on board. Plus a full history of lifeboats in Harwich from 1876 to the present day.
Opening Times
1 May to 31 August
10am to 5pm