Rayleigh, its People, Places and Heritage
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
Ramp within the museum, avoiding steps
Baby changing facilities.
Defibrillator on site.
Disabled parking in the High Street
Small Christmas cards are now 3 for a £1.00
Visit the museum to purchase your cards. All show Rayleigh scenes.
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
Christmas cards are now on sale in the Museum.
This new design is available as an A6 (60p) and also the larger A5 size at £1.00
Object of the Month
Every month a new object will be chosen by a volunteer at the museum.
December’s Museum item of the month is the Bakers Cart used by
J.G. Cottis Bakers of Rayleigh dating from the 1920s.
Visit the museum to for more information about the Bakers Cart.
The museum is open, Wednesday/Friday/Saturday 10-4pm.
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
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.
We're Good To Go
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.
We are a Tourist Information Point
with local walk leaflets available as well.
Let us know what you think of your visit
See some comments here What You Think
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
91 High Street
Tel: 01268 773535
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