Rayleigh Town Museum
Rayleigh Town Museum
4.5
Children's Museums • History Museums
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Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Susan C
London, UK308 contributions
Apr 2022
Enthusiastic volunteers. Quirky exhibits from late 19th century to Railway paraphernalia, Faberge style eggs, WW2 reminders to a 1970’s table where a young visitor was fascinated to try to use a circular dial, landline telephone. Look out for the Blue Plaques dotted along the High Street as the Museum contains many references.
Written April 26, 2022
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Mobile825708
Hockley, UK13 contributions
Dec 2019
Too much to tell people, GO there and find out for yourselves.there is something there for ALL Rayleigh residents, young and old. Keep up the good work, Mike, and your excellent Team
Written January 8, 2020
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GeralynEssex
London60 contributions
Nov 2019
Small but full of interesting things about Rayleigh. Well worth a visit. They have different exhibitions but they are all good.
Written December 16, 2019
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Jessica
3 contributions
Sep 2019
The Rayleigh Town Museum is such a great little museum. I didnt even know it was there, it's tucked away in the second floor of one of Rayleigh's oldest buildings (above the Pizza Express).

Who knew you could fit so much into such a small space! Photos, artefacts, artwork... there's so many unique items from Rayleigh's history. I learnt such a great deal from wandering around the space and from talking to the volunteers.

There's also activities for children, disabled access and a little gift shop. Plus, the staff are lovely and friendly, let you walk around at your own pace and have helpful information.
Written October 15, 2019
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Lorraine S
6 contributions
Jul 2019
Absolutely packed full of interesting artefacts showing the history of this lovely town. They occasionally have special events too. The staff are friendly and informative. A fascinating place to spend a couple of hours!
Written September 30, 2019
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Joe Newton
2 contributions
Aug 2019
Me and a few friend came here, all was nice and we really enjoyed our day out. very interesting would recommend
Written August 31, 2019
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Mike F
Chelmsford, UK704 contributions
Aug 2019
There are lots of interesting things to see and soak up at this well organised and well staffed museum in the High Stree in Rayleigh. Its a little gem
Written August 29, 2019
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cubmar
Melbourne, Australia47 contributions
Jul 2019 • Solo
This is a somewhat small space of a museum but once you visit, you realise it is perfectly adequate and meets your needs. There are a wealth of historic relics and artefacts which soon leave you in awe of the historic significance of Rayleigh.

The volunteers are keen enthusiasts who are on hand to answer your queries or share a chit chat if that's your fancy.

It's a fantastic effort and definitely worthy of a visit if you're a local or passing by.
Written August 2, 2019
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christobel62
2 contributions
Jun 2019 • Couples
We often attend the evening talks which are very interesting. The museum regularly changes exhibitions which are relative to anniversaries and topical
Written July 2, 2019
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marpam
Rayleigh, UK27 contributions
May 2019 • Couples
For a small museum there is a lot in there that covers most aspects of old Rayleigh. There is often a video showing different things about early Rayleigh. The staff are very helpful if you need help. At times there is a special exhibition for particular things of interest that went on in Rayleigh.
Written June 5, 2019
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Rayleigh Town Museum is open:
  • Wed - Wed 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Fri - Sat 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM