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This list of museums in Essex, England contains museums which are defined for this context as institutions (including nonprofit organizations, government entities, and private businesses) that collect and care for objects of cultural, artistic, scientific, or historical interest and make their collections or related exhibits available for public viewing. Also included are non-profit art galleries and university art galleries. Museums that exist only in cyberspace (i.e., virtual museums) are not included.


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Name Image Town/City Region Type Summary
Aythorpe Roding Windmill Aythorpe Roding Mill - - 515645 Aythorpe Roding Uttlesford Mill Late 18th century windmill
Barleylands Farm Museum Marshall Threshing Drum in Barleylands Museum - IMG 6843 Billericay Basildon Agriculture Early farm machinery and tractors, tools, household implements, farm and animals
Bocking Windmill Bocking Windmill, Church Street, Bocking, Braintree - - 57800 Bocking Braintree Mill Early 18th century windmill
Bourne Mill, Essex Image needed LHB Colchester Colchester Mill website, operated by the National Trust, Elizabethan water mill
Bragg's Mill Image needed LHB Ashdon Uttlesford Mill Mid 18th century windmill
Burnham-on-Crouch & District Museum Image needed LHB Burnham-on-Crouch Maldon Local website, local history, maritime, agricultural, industrial and social history
Castle Point Transport Museum Canvey Bus Museum - - 107555 Canvey Island Castle Point Transportation website, automobiles, buses, commercial, military and emergency vehicles, public road transport artifacts
Coalhouse Fort Coalhouse Fort, Tilbury UK East Tilbury Thurrock Military 19th century Victorian coastal defence fort open on specified days, includes military museums and vehicles
Coggeshall Grange Barn Image needed LHB Coggeshall Colchester Agriculture website, operated by the National Trust, 14th century barn built for Coggeshall Abbey, collection of farm tools and equipment
Coggeshall Museum Image needed LHB Coggeshall Colchester Local website, local history, industry, agriculture, culture, lace
Colne Valley Railway Image needed LHB Sible Hedingham Braintree Railway Heritage railway, 7¼" miniature railway, exhibit centre with history and artefacts, rare breed farm, located at Castle Hedingham Station
Combined Military Services Museum Image needed LHB Maldon Maldon Military website, combat equipment and weaponry used by the British armed forces from medieval times to the present, lifestyles of the troops, uniforms, Secret Service, artifacts, vehicles
Duck End Mill Finchingfield post Windmill Finchingfield Braintree Mill Mid 18th century windmill
East Anglian Railway Museum Chappel and Wakes Colne Railway Station, Essex - - 42029 Chappel Colchester Railway Heritage railway and museum, includes equipment, station buildings, signal boxes, goods shed and restoration shed
East Essex Aviation Society and Museum Martello Tower at Point Clear 4 Point Clear Tendring Military website
Essex Fire Museum Image needed LHB Grays Thurrock Firefighting website
Essex Police Museum Image needed LHB Chelmsford Chelmsford Law enforcement website, history of Essex Police from 1840 to present day, Victorian jail cell
Great Dunmow Museum Image needed LHB Great Dunmow Uttlesford Local website, local history, industry, culture
Halstead Heritage Museum Image needed LHB Halstead Braintree Local website, local history, culture, transport
Harwich Lifeboat Museum Image needed LHB Harwich Tendring Maritime website, operated by the Harwich Society, information, located in a former lifeboat station with exhibits about sea rescues
John Webb's Mill Thaxted Windmill and Church - - 158193 Thaxted Uttlesford Mill Early 19th century windmill
Maldon District Agricultural & Domestic Museum The Maldon and District Agricultural and Domestic Museum, Goldhanger, Essex - - 172860 Maldon Maldon History information, vintage farm machinery and equipment, agriculture tools, household items
Mangapps Railway Museum Mangaps03 Burnham-on-Crouch Maldon Railway Heritage railway and museum, includes rolling equipment, memorabilia, buildings
Mountnessing Windmill Mountnessing windmill Mountnessing Brentwood Mill Early 19th century windmill
Museum of Power Image needed LHB Langford Maldon Technology Located in a water pumping station, features working examples of steam engines, machinery, equipment and tools, miniature railway
North Weald Airfield Museum Image needed LHB North Weald Bassett Epping Forest Military History of the former military airfield
Purfleet Heritage & Military Centre Image needed LHB Purfleet Thurrock Military website, located in a former Royal magazine for gunpowder, artifacts and memorabilia from all the armed forces
Rayleigh Windmill Rayleigh windmill - - 211121 Rayleigh Rochford Mill Early 19th century windmill
Ridgewell Airfield Commemorative Museum Image needed LHB Ridgewell Braintree Military website, uniforms, artifacts, medals, memorabilia of the World War II airfield, the 381st Bomb Group and the No. 90 Squadron RAF
Royal Gunpowder Mills Image needed LHB Waltham Abbey Epping Forest Multiple Complex includes science of gunpowder exhibits, history of the site, exhibits of weapons and military artifacts, transportation, rockets, 1940s street scene, history of the Gunpowder Plot, narrow gauge railway, woodlands
Southend Pier Museum Image needed LHB Southend-on-Sea Southend-on-Sea Amusement website, history of the Southend Pier, working penny slot machines
Stansted Mountfitchet Windmill Stansted Mountfitchet mill Stansted Mountfitchet Uttlesford Mill Late 18th century windmill
Stock Windmill Stock mill Stock Chelmsford Mill Early 19th century windmill
Walton Hall Museum Walton Hall Museum yard - IMG 4445 Stanford-le-Hope Thurrock History website, includes militaria, motoring, household bygones, dairy and nursery items, wheel-wrights, printing shop, blacksmith, old village bakery, toys, household items, road rollers

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