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
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?