BURNHAM-on-CROUCH AND DISTRICT MUSEUM

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EXHIBITIONS   UPPER GALLERY   LOWER GALLERY   ARCHIVE  LIBRARY    BOOKSHOP  TALKS

Our Museum is now open for the 2017 season

Over the Winter new displays were set up and other displays refurbished

Come and see the display of 1920s 'flapper' clothes
and our newest aquisition, a fine scale model of a Thames Spritsail barge

We hold regular fossil hunts and our childrens' historical fundays are held during the school holidays. see our Facebook page for more details


If you have any enquiries please contact us by email

margaretsmit@aol.com or burnhammuseum@outlook.com
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BURNHAM MUSEUM  is a registered charity run by members of the Burnham History Society.

BURNHAM MUSEUM aims to reflect the history and development of the town and its people

We are located in a former boat-builders premises built around 1910 at the end of Coronation Road with our main entrance on the Quay. Over two floors we have an interesting collection of exhibits, displays and archive materiel relating to Fishing, the Oyster Fishery, Farming and Agriculture, Boat Building and the local Iron Foundry as well as more homely items, relating to the way our forebears lived. The collection ranges from stone age specimens to the near present day. In our lower gallery's main hall, we hold regular special Exhibitions and History Society talks.
Our Family History Group is pleased to welcome new members and enquiries.
Our shop stocks items of interest as well as an extensive selection of books on local history and general subjects of historical nature. 
Other facilities include a chairlift on the staircase between the upper and lower floors, the toilet is on the upper floor.

Our Volunteer Stewards will be pleased to help and to answer questions.

Burnham-on-Crouch is on the Dengie peninsular on the North bank of the River Crouch and was for centuries a leading oyster fishery.With the coming of the railway in 1887 new opportunities arose, the foundry was established in the 1890s and the River Crouch was recognised as ideal for the growing sport of yachting. The railway gave fast access for the yachting fraternity as well as transport for commercial and agricultural activities. Boatyards and local traders readily adapted to this new opportunity and yachting  remains a thriving activity today.

Parking.
A large parking area is available near the Marina in the Country Park, turn right into Foundry Lane, (just after the railway bridge and by the CO-OP) and keep going. The road reaches the Park with extensive views to the South as far as Kent, the Car Park is clearly marked. Descend the steps or take the footpath across the Park to the sea wall. The Museum is a short walk along 'the Parade'.
The Doctor's Car Park on your left as you turn into Foundry is available, but often full

Parking is available in the High Street on both sides of the road and there is a small car park near the Library.
Providence Car Park is up a narrow lane opposite the Clock Tower; it is well used but worth trying.

How to find us - Click here for location map (Aardvark Map)