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
We are a Tourist Information Point
with local walk leaflets available as well.
Entry is Free
Life on the Home Front
11th October - 12th November
Exhibition - Free Entry
Learn about life on the home front in World War II
with children's activities, handling table & various wartime artefacts
Trevor from the Hertfordshire Home Guard Living History Group will be in the museum
to enhance our Home Front Exhibition with a selection of items from the World War 2 era.
Trevor will be in the museum on the following dates:
Saturday 14th October,
Sunday 15th October,
Saturday 21st October,
Saturday 28th October,
Sunday 29th October.
NO WEAPONS WILL BE LEFT IN THE MUSEUM OVERNIGHT
Herfordshire Home Guard Living History Group website
Our latest aquisition
A model of the Regal Cinema circa 1960's made by Roy Dilley
Come in and see the detail.
Have a fear of using our lift?
but want to visit the museum
See our new Coach Trip page
Look Back in Time
Come and see our Victorian Exhibition
28th July - 3rd September
An exhibition for children during the summer holidays
Try our Victorian Quiz
Answers to the Friend's Newsletter Quiz are on our News page
Visit from Chairman of Essex County Council
The Chairman of Essex County Council, Cllr John Aldridge visited the museum with his wife Christine.
Cllr Aldridge wrote "A remarkable enterprise that reflects the energy of the curators and the community spirit of the town of Rayleigh." in our visitors book.
Behind Cllr Aldridge and his wife are Chairman of the Museum, Mike Davies and Sue Smith.
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