The Regal Room

Rayleigh, its People, Places and Heritage

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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.

Opening times

Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
10am to 4pm

Tourist information sign

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

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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.


Herfordshire Home Guard Living History Group website

Trevor Herfordshire Home Guard

Our latest aquisition

A model of the Regal Cinema circa 1960's made by Roy Dilley
Come in and see the detail.

model of the Regal Cinema

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Have a fear of using our lift?

but want to visit the museum

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Coach Trips

See our new Coach Trip page

Coach Trips

Kirbys Coach

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

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Answers to the Friend's Newsletter Quiz are on our News page

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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.

Mike Davies, Sue Smith, Cllr John Aldridge and Wife Christine

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

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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