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Brightlingsea Museum

The Museum is open from Easter to the last weekend of September
Saturday 10.00 am - 4.00 pm
Sunday and Mondays 2.00 pm - 5.00 pm
For further information and to arrange special visits for groups and organisations contact the Curator, Margaret Stone, 01206 303286

A Celebration of Brightlingsea's past and present.

A major display gives an insight into how the people of Brightlingsea lived in Roman times. From the evidence of central heating, glass in windows, decorated walls and the wide range of of kitchen and tableware found locally it would seem local residents enjoyed comfortable living.

Examples of all of these items are on display, taken from the Brightlingsea Museum collection with the addition of important items from Colchester Museum. From Colchester are pots dredged from the sea by Brightlingsea fishermen, and the very expensive food mixer with a lion's head decoration which so impressed Dr Dicken in his 'History of Brightlingsea' (1913 and 1939).

Other displays include the shipbuilding and the oyster industry, the restoration of the skillinger 'Pioneer', the Brightlingsea One Design, the Churches Together and shopping in Brightlingsea 100 years ago. We are also pleased to include displays from two of the towns most active organisations, Brightlingsea in Bloom and the Carnival Association.

All of this and our permanent exhibitions about our connections with the Cinque Ports and the days of railway in Brightlingsea.

We also have a wide selection of videos of different events in the town, some of them going back some while - are you in them?