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MOD Foulness Island Museum

Shoeburyness, Southend-on-Sea, England
+44 1702 217836
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Very interesting

Foulness museum is accesd by first of all stopping at the checkpoint and putting your name and Reg... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Jimpendrigh
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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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Interesting if you are an amateur historian

To gain access to the museum it is necessary to pass the security gate at Landwick. When we went it... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
terryfisher42
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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Shoeburyness, Southend-on-Sea, England
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+44 1702 217836
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Foulness museum is accesd by first of all stopping at the checkpoint and putting your name and Reg number in the book and obtaining a pass to the island . Do not stray if the designated route otherwise the police will be visiting you pretty...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

To gain access to the museum it is necessary to pass the security gate at Landwick. When we went it was a hot day and it was necessary to queue in order for the staff to take down every detail of our existence. Very irritating....More

1  Thank terryfisher42
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Rare chance to visit here as the place open once a month (every first Sunday of the month). Not much to see. But good experience to tell your friend about the story

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Reviewed October 1, 2017

The Heritage Museum has artefacts and histories of the people who have lived and died on the island. The delicious sandwiches and cakes are home made, you can eat them in a very pleasant garden. The tractor ride is good fun, the guides are friendly...More

1  Thank janandgary2014
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Reviewed September 12, 2017 via mobile

Open for 8 or 9 half-days per year, we joined the lengthy queue to get our obligatory pass before being allowed onto the island. Finally the barrier was raised and we drove on to the Area 51 of Essex. It all looks very normal..... farmland...More

2  Thank Gerry M
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Reviewed July 4, 2017

Aided by wonderful weather to enjoy tea and excellent home made cake, we enjoyed our visit to Foulness Island Museum. Staffed, run and loved by keen volunteers who are conversant with the area and all that has taken place on the island over the years....More

2  Thank JenniferMBarry
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Reviewed March 15, 2017

I had the pleasure of visiting the museum a while ago.i have a family connection to the island and was thrilled to see a picture of my relative on show. i would highly recommend a visit to anyone visiting the island. museum is open only...More

1  Thank David B
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Reviewed November 15, 2016 via mobile

Foulness island is the last post before you fall into the North Sea . It was and still is a military establishment as you will see after you've signed in at hone gate house and given your name address to the guard . He will...More

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Reviewed August 11, 2016 via mobile

Excellent place to visit heritage centre with an opportunity to have refreshments including home made cakes. Also tractor ride to have an opportunity to explore this beautiful island. I am lucky because I am privilege to be living on this beautiful place

2  Thank Frances G
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Reviewed July 27, 2016

To enter the island of foulness you have to report to the island police at the entrance to the island itself and give some information about who you are and what your going to do . You are then given a pass and instructions where...More

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Sheila B
May 25, 2017|
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Response from David B | Reviewed this property |
Hi. No there is no need to book. However the museum is only open one Sunday in the month. You need to phone up on the front gate at foulness (sorry don't have the number). Hope that helps you.
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Honey C
February 19, 2017|
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Response from Jimpendrigh | Reviewed this property |
Hi you can't leave the main road as this is still MOD property and they test fire large guns here and is a restricted area . You are watched by cctv where ever you go and if you go of course you will soon be seeing the... More
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