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The Regal Room

Rayleigh, its People, Places and Heritage

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Entry to the Museum is Free

Access into the Museum

Fully compliant platform lift, Phone/Braille Disabled toilet/wheelchair friendly
Wheelchair and walking frame available Large print information/magnifying glasses
Baby changing facilities Defibrillator on site
Evacuchair Disabled parking in the High Street

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Spring Family Activities

Pop into Rayleigh Town Museum during the Easter holidays.
There are puzzles to do and pictures to colour.
Or do our Spring Trail, only 50p


Open Wednesday, Friday, Saturday 10am to 4pm
Phone 01268 773535

Railway Exhibition March 1st - March 30th


To go with the exhibition we have a railway related book sale, specially reduced railway gifts
and a children's themed quiz and activities.

Mark Francois MP visits Railway Exhibition

Mark Francois & Mike Davies

"It is always a pleasure to visit the fantastic Rayleigh Town Museum,
my most recent visit on the 1st March was to see the super exhibition on the history
of the railway in Rayleigh with its significance to evolution of the town since 1889."

"Rayleigh Remembered"

is a new DVD now on sale in the museum.
Priced at £6.

The Museum is open Wed/Fri/Sat 10am to 4pm. Free Entry

DVD of Rayleigh

Huge book sale

Now on in in the museum, books on a variety of subjects.
Visit the museum to view.
We are open Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 10am - 4pm

Book Sale

Heritage Notice Boards

Next time you are visiting the High Street why not take a look at the 2 Heritage Notice boards; one outside the WORKS and one by the Millennium clock at Mann's corner).

These are regularly changed and show pictures of Bygone Rayleigh.

If there is a theme you would like to see displayed (Rayleigh Schools/clubs) just let us know and we can arrange.

The photos are normally changed every month so always an idea to have a look.

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Heritage notice board


We're Good To Go

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The Museum is proud to have acquired the Visit England 'We're Good to Go' Industry Standard mark which reflects that we have followed government and industry COVID-19 guidelines, have a Risk Assessment in place and a process to maintain cleanliness and maintain social distancing.



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

Let us know what you think of your visit

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The History of Rayleigh

Your old papers may help to uncover this history
Do not destroy them, let us record them

Please send us details of

Deed, Diaries, Maps & Plans etc

Rayleigh Town Museum
1st Floor
91 High Street
Tel: 01268 773535
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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