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.
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!
11th April - 3rd Annivesary Celebration
All Welcome, Friends of the museum £3.50 or £4
Rayleigh Heritage Trail Race
The inaugural Rayleigh Heritage Trail Race took place on Sunday 10th March.
See our News Page for more details
Glebe School, Jubilee Mugs
We have four of these lovely Glebe School Silver Jubilee Mugs for sale.
They are £2 each.
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.
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