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

Entry is Free

Tourist information sign

We are a Tourist Information Point
with local walk leaflets available as well.

May Bank Holiday

June talk Magna Carta

3rd Anniversary

Our Bow Window

Our inventive volunteers have created a new display in our Bow Window.
It is titled, In the Past - In the Kitchen
Memorabilia of the days before Bake-Off, when housewives made their own cakes using family recipes, when Grandma always had your favourite biscuits in her biscuit barrel, jelly and ice-cream were a real treat and Tupperware was a craze sweeping the UK.
Reminders of a time when soft drinks came in glass bottles which were returned to be refilled and cream was bought in stoneware pots.
Pop in to the Museum to identify the Mystery item - and to find the gingerbread men hiding in the Bow Window!

Bow Window

Rayleigh Heritage Trail Race

The inaugural Rayleigh Heritage Trail Race took place on Sunday 10th March.
See our News Page for more details


Friends Poster

Glebe School, Jubilee Mugs

We have four of these lovely Glebe School Silver Jubilee Mugs for sale.
They are £2 each. Glebe school Silver Jubilee Mugs



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.




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Two new unique postcards of Rayleigh Town & Rayleigh Town Museum
50p each

Pictures of Rayleigh Pictures of Rayleigh Town Museum

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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

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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