Rayleigh, its People, Places and Heritage
Local History Group 'Rayleigh Through the Looking Glass' have over time acquired a significant
Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Free Parking in Rayleigh, Saturdays in December
Why not have a short break
Apricot & Chilli Chutney
We are a Tourist Information Point
A wonderful and poignant item for our collection.
Awarded to Alfred S J Negus and presented to the museum at a special presentation on Remembrance Sunday by his son Geoffrey.
The Artic Star Medal was awarded to Veterans of the bitter Arctic convoys delivering aid to Russia in World War 2.
Winston Churchill described the Arctic convoys' missions through the North Sea in winter as being "the worst journey on earth".
See a picture of the presentation on our News Page
Our researchers are currently compiling information on Alfred and the story behind the medal.
The medal is now on display in the museum for you to see.
See The Royal Navy website for more information.
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
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