Rayleigh, its People, Places and Heritage
Local History Group 'Rayleigh Through the Looking Glass' have over time acquired a significant
number of Rayleigh related artefacts, such as postcards, maps, books, ephemera and much more.
These have been displayed at a number of regular exhibitions held in the town but they now have
a permanent home for all to see, enjoy, and learn about our Town’s history.
Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
10am to 4pm
Entry is Free
We are a Tourist Information Point
with local walk leaflets available as well.
Sharon, wife of our Chairman Mike Davies, tragically died in the early hours of Friday 28th September 2018.
Sharon was a familiar face to many who visited the Museum, spending many hours as a Steward on Museum opening days. But that was only a small part of her dedication to Mike's dream of a Rayleigh Town Museum. She spent time behind the scenes doing various administrative tasks and, of course, loyally supporting Mike in his role as Chairman.
Many of you would have attended one of the Rayleigh Through the Looking Glass slide show talks - a team effort by both, but it was Sharon who kept Mike to the script!
We send Mike and his family our sincere condolences.
This is the result of a community coming together.
We are proud to have played a small part in this installation at Holy Trinity Church. Many thanks to those who spent hours knitting or crocheting the Poppies. Well done Rayleigh Town Council, Nicola and the team at Holy Trinity. What a fantastic community effort to remember the citizens of Rayleigh killed while serving their country.
Come and see the Poppy Sweep. It will be up until 16th November.
The museum also has World War 1 Exhibition.
Let us know what you think of your visit
See some comments here What You Think
Two new unique postcards of Rayleigh Town & Rayleigh Town Museum
Please check back here regularly for updates on our progress and information on fundraising events.
For more information or feel you can help us in any way please contact Mike Davies
Join the Friends of Rayleigh Town Museum
Rayleigh Town Museum, 1st floor, 91, High Street, Rayleigh, Essex, SS6 7EJ
Opening Hours: 10am to 4pm, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday
Museum Telephone 01268 773535 (answerphone when we are not open)
Charitable Incorporated Organisation 1159405