Thurrock Museum

Thurrock Museum Find out stories of Thurrock from the Prehistoric period through to the 20th Century.
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Inside Thurrock Museum the Medieval domestic items have been conserved and redisplayed. The volunteer made box completes...
24/07/2021

Inside Thurrock Museum the Medieval domestic items have been conserved and redisplayed. The volunteer made box completes the new look.

Inside Thurrock Museum the Medieval domestic items have been conserved and redisplayed. The volunteer made box completes the new look.

How exciting!  What a great addition to the story of Belhus.
22/07/2021

How exciting! What a great addition to the story of Belhus.

This horn fragment belonged to a Stone Age bison 🦬 or wild ox that lived in South Stifford about 100,000 years ago.
21/07/2021

This horn fragment belonged to a Stone Age bison 🦬 or wild ox that lived in South Stifford about 100,000 years ago.

This horn fragment belonged to a Stone Age bison 🦬 or wild ox that lived in South Stifford about 100,000 years ago.

Joan Tucker was born in 1925. She spent lockdown writing her memoir 'My Story As I Remember It' about her life in #Tilbu...
21/07/2021

Joan Tucker was born in 1925. She spent lockdown writing her memoir 'My Story As I Remember It' about her life in #Tilbury, including #WW2.

We asked her to sign the copy that she generously donated to the Museum.

Find out more about getting a copy here: https://orlo.uk/ckHMk

Some heritage investigating at Herbert Brooks memorial park. Inside the shelter we found a plaque to Brooks who was an i...
15/07/2021

Some heritage investigating at Herbert Brooks memorial park. Inside the shelter we found a plaque to Brooks who was an important figure in Thurrock during the Victorian era. We're currently updating our information about him on our website. We'll let you know once its complete!

Photos from Havering Libraries's post
13/07/2021

Photos from Havering Libraries's post

The 1st century coins are rare and important. They now stand out on display thanks to volunteer made boxes. 🍊
06/07/2021

The 1st century coins are rare and important. They now stand out on display thanks to volunteer made boxes. 🍊

The Museum Outdoors is back! Find us at the front of the Thameside building to discover Dunkirk.
04/07/2021

The Museum Outdoors is back! Find us at the front of the Thameside building to discover Dunkirk.

The Museum Outdoors is back! Find us at the front of the Thameside building to discover Dunkirk.

Thank you volunteer Mike for our new display boxes.
03/07/2021

Thank you volunteer Mike for our new display boxes.

Thank you volunteer Mike for our new display boxes.

Our Stone Age display has been refreshed thanks to volunteering-from-home handmade boxes.
01/07/2021

Our Stone Age display has been refreshed thanks to volunteering-from-home handmade boxes.

Our Stone Age display has been refreshed thanks to volunteering-from-home handmade boxes.

A Stone Age elephant 🐘 bone from Aveley. Have you seen the Aveley mammoth 🦣 at the Natural History Museum in London?
01/07/2021

A Stone Age elephant 🐘 bone from Aveley. Have you seen the Aveley mammoth 🦣 at the Natural History Museum in London?

A Stone Age elephant 🐘 bone from Aveley. Have you seen the Aveley mammoth 🦣 at the Natural History Museum in London?

A rhinoceros jawbone from South Stifford. Not recent...this creature roamed in the Stone Age.
01/07/2021

A rhinoceros jawbone from South Stifford. Not recent...this creature roamed in the Stone Age.

A rhinoceros jawbone from South Stifford. Not recent...this creature roamed in the Stone Age.

Old Stone Age axes from locations around Thurrock. Estimated to be 250,000 years old.
01/07/2021

Old Stone Age axes from locations around Thurrock. Estimated to be 250,000 years old.

Old Stone Age axes from locations around Thurrock. Estimated to be 250,000 years old.

These flint tools from the Old Stone Age discovered in Purfleet may be 200,000 years old.
01/07/2021

These flint tools from the Old Stone Age discovered in Purfleet may be 200,000 years old.

These flint tools from the Old Stone Age discovered in Purfleet may be 200,000 years old.

Thurrock has a long history of human habitation - perhaps as much as 400,000 years! These Old Stone Age tools are some o...
01/07/2021

Thurrock has a long history of human habitation - perhaps as much as 400,000 years! These Old Stone Age tools are some of the oldest in our collection. Rediscovered in Little Thurrock.

Thurrock has a long history of human habitation - perhaps as much as 400,000 years! These Old Stone Age tools are some of the oldest in our collection. Rediscovered in Little Thurrock.

Today is Armed Forces Day Thameside Young Producers, Thameside Tech Team and Franki Mcewen have created a heartfelt trib...
26/06/2021
Armed Forces Day - Saturday 26 June 2021

Today is Armed Forces Day Thameside Young Producers, Thameside Tech Team and Franki Mcewen have created a heartfelt tribute celebrating 100 years of the Royal British Legion:
https://www.facebook.com/thameside/videos/485762592675246

Armed Forces Day is a chance to show your support for the men and women who make up the Armed Forces community: from currently serving troops to Service families, veterans and cadets. There are many ways for people, communities and organisations across the country to show their support and get invol...

26/06/2021

Purfleet Heritage Centre will be holding an 'Armed Forces Day' event tomorrow (Sunday 27th June)
http://orlo.uk/zt3ht

Thanks to Thurrock Museum volunteers the Museum Outdoors is back. Discover Dunkirk at the front of the Thameside buildin...
25/06/2021

Thanks to Thurrock Museum volunteers the Museum Outdoors is back. Discover Dunkirk at the front of the Thameside building.

Windrush Generation: When Don Sydney arrived in the UK in January 1961 his first purchase was this warm coat!Don's coat ...
22/06/2021

Windrush Generation: When Don Sydney arrived in the UK in January 1961 his first purchase was this warm coat!

Don's coat and beautifully looked after army uniform were kindly donated to Thurrock Museum this June by his widow Carol (right) and his daughters.

Windrush Generation: When Don Sydney arrived in the UK in January 1961 his first purchase was this warm coat!

Don's coat and beautifully looked after army uniform were kindly donated to Thurrock Museum this June by his widow Carol (right) and his daughters.

73 years ago today, marks the arrival of the Empire Windrush.  Don Sydney was part of the Windrush generation and lived ...
22/06/2021
Don Sydney

73 years ago today, marks the arrival of the Empire Windrush. Don Sydney was part of the Windrush generation and lived & worked in South Ockendon Hospital. You can hear an interview with him here:

LISTEN TO DON SYDNEY INTERVIEW HERE: Biography Don Sydney was born in Trinidad in 1940. He arrived in Plymouth England on SS Prins der Nederlanden Ship in January 1961. He worked as a mental health…

Windrush Generation: Edna Ulett was Thurrock's first Black midwife. Photograph from 1953 kindly shared by her family.
20/06/2021

Windrush Generation: Edna Ulett was Thurrock's first Black midwife. Photograph from 1953 kindly shared by her family.

Windrush Generation: Edna Ulett was Thurrock's first Black midwife. Photograph from 1953 kindly shared by her family.

Thank you to Carol Sydney for sharing your family archive with us! Carol had an impressive 32 year career as a nurse at ...
19/06/2021

Thank you to Carol Sydney for sharing your family archive with us!

Carol had an impressive 32 year career as a nurse at Tilbury, Orsett and Thurrock hospitals. She holds her nursing certificate & photograph from her nursing days.

Thank you to Carol Sydney for sharing your family archive with us!

Carol had an impressive 32 year career as a nurse at Tilbury, Orsett and Thurrock hospitals. She holds her nursing certificate & photograph from her nursing days.

On this day in 1872, Kate Evelyn Luard was born in Aveley. Working as a nurse on the front line in WW1,  the diary she k...
11/06/2021
Kate Evelyn Luard | Thurrock historical figures | Thurrock Council

On this day in 1872, Kate Evelyn Luard was born in Aveley. Working as a nurse on the front line in WW1, the diary she kept and her letters home captured her experience. The Essex Records Office holds the original copies of her writings but you can purchase published copies of her diary 'Diary of a Nursing Sister on the Western Front, 1914-15' (originally published anonymously) and her letters: 'Unknown Warriors: the Letters of Kate Luard, RRC and Bar, Nursing Sister in France 1914-1918'.

Thurrock Council is a unitary authority in the east of England.

A new addition to our website pages. Wing Commander James Nicolson, VC, DFC was the only Fighter Command VC of World War...
09/06/2021

A new addition to our website pages. Wing Commander James Nicolson, VC, DFC was the only Fighter Command VC of World War 2. Thank you to Thurrock resident Jim Nicolson for this account.
http://orlo.uk/J74sM

Today is the anniversary of D-Day. Did you know that top secret preparations for  D-Day took place in Thurrock? Huge con...
06/06/2021

Today is the anniversary of D-Day. Did you know that top secret preparations for D-Day took place in Thurrock? Huge concrete 'caissons' were created in Tilbury Docks and floated out to the channel to protect the temporary 'Mulberry Harbours' built off the French coast. Below is an image of one of these Caissons leaving Tilbury Docks in June 1944.
You can read more about this fascinating part of Thurrock's history in Thurrock Historical Society's journal 'Panorama', number 34. Or, you can read this 'Down Memory Lane' article from 2013:
http://orlo.uk/mmaBB

Today is the anniversary of D-Day. Did you know that top secret preparations for D-Day took place in Thurrock? Huge concrete 'caissons' were created in Tilbury Docks and floated out to the channel to protect the temporary 'Mulberry Harbours' built off the French coast. Below is an image of one of these Caissons leaving Tilbury Docks in June 1944.
You can read more about this fascinating part of Thurrock's history in Thurrock Historical Society's journal 'Panorama', number 34. Or, you can read this 'Down Memory Lane' article from 2013:
http://orlo.uk/mmaBB

Happy #Pridemonth 2021
01/06/2021

Happy #Pridemonth 2021

Happy #Pridemonth 2021

Today's spotlight for Local & Community History Month is on Thurrock Scouts Museum. This is a mobile museum dedicated to...
29/05/2021

Today's spotlight for Local & Community History Month is on Thurrock Scouts Museum. This is a mobile museum dedicated to all things Thurrock Scouts. Take a look at their page http://orlo.uk/Thscouts_ZEroh We will hopefully see them out and about when Covid restrictions ease.

Celebrating The Historical Association Local & Community History Month.  The spotlight today is on  High House Purfleet-...
27/05/2021
High House Purfleet

Celebrating The Historical Association Local & Community History Month. The spotlight today is on High House Purfleet-On-Thames community group. They Promote the heritage of High House through events and heritage displays. You can visit them in their on site heritage 'hut' when it is safe to do so. Find out more about what's going on at High House at their website or on Facebook: @highhousepurfleet

Welcome To High House High House is the name for a collection of buildings in the heart of Purfleet that have stood for over 450 years. From this website, you can learn the history and get involved in the future of this local history artifact. About High House Discover the history of High House, lea...

The Historical Association Local & Community History Month. Spotlight on Tilbury on The Thames Trust. Celebrating the Ti...
25/05/2021
Tilbury on the Thames Trust

The Historical Association Local & Community History Month. Spotlight on Tilbury on The Thames Trust. Celebrating the Tilbury Cruise terminal's heritage through community art & education #heritageheroes

We will restore and celebrate the Grade II* Cruise Terminal complex, an architectural gateway on the Thames with cultural significance for trade, military and migration. Working collaboratively with the Port of Tilbury, we will blend community and commercial uses to safeguard the heritage for the fu...

The Historical Association Local and Community History Month. Spotlight today on Thurrock Local History Society. This ex...
22/05/2021
Thurrock Local History Society

The Historical Association Local and Community History Month. Spotlight today on Thurrock Local History Society. This extremely knowledgeable group have been studying and sharing Thurrock's local history since 1952! #historyheroes

The archaeology, landscape and local history of Thurrock, Essex including meetings, events and our annual publication - Panorama

It's Local Community History month The Historical Association  and today's spotlight is on Bata Heritage Centre.  Celebr...
20/05/2021
Bata Heritage Centre – The life and times of the British Bata Shoe Co Ltd

It's Local Community History month The Historical Association and today's spotlight is on Bata Heritage Centre. Celebrating the life and times of the BATA shoe factory in East Tilbury. This voluntary group has a collection of BATA shoes memorabilia in the local library and holds regular open days (when there isn't a global pandemic!).
http://orlo.uk/XuYy3 or search on Facebook

Welcome to the Bata Heritage Centre website!  Based in East Tilbury in Essex, the Bata Heritage Centre aims to present the interesting history of the British Bata Shoe Co Ltd, its fascinating industrial and architectural heritage, and the social history of those who worked for the Bata company a...

Its The Historical Association Local and Community History Month.  Today's spotlight is on Thurrock Local History Societ...
18/05/2021
Thurrock Local History Society

Its The Historical Association Local and Community History Month. Today's spotlight is on Thurrock Local History Society. This group of extremely knowledgeable and dedicated historians have been researching and sharing Thurrock's local history since 1952! #heritageheroes

The archaeology, landscape and local history of Thurrock, Essex including meetings, events and our annual publication - Panorama

The Historical Association Local & Community History Month continues with our Thurrock Museum Friday volunteers.  These ...
18/05/2021

The Historical Association Local & Community History Month continues with our Thurrock Museum Friday volunteers. These three women didn't' let the lockdown stop them from continuing their heritage exhibitions! #heritageheroes

The Historical Association Local & Community History Month continues with our Thurrock Museum Friday volunteers. These three women didn't' let the lockdown stop them from continuing their heritage exhibitions! #heritageheroes

Thurrock Museum Volunteers deserve a special mention this Local & Community History Month.They have been volunteering-fr...
15/05/2021

Thurrock Museum Volunteers deserve a special mention this Local & Community History Month.

They have been volunteering-from-home for all of 2021, but have still updated website pages, answered research enquiries and planned temporary exhibitions.

#ThurrockLocalHistoryHeroes

Thurrock Museum Volunteers deserve a special mention this Local & Community History Month.

They have been volunteering-from-home for all of 2021, but have still updated website pages, answered research enquiries and planned temporary exhibitions.

#ThurrockLocalHistoryHeroes

Hi Ching and AAAHA are #ThurrockLocalHistoryHeroesSupport them with like, shares & keep an eye on their website: http://...
13/05/2021

Hi Ching and AAAHA are #ThurrockLocalHistoryHeroes

Support them with like, shares & keep an eye on their website: http://orlo.uk/SBllD

Hi Ching and AAAHA are #ThurrockLocalHistoryHeroes

Support them with like, shares & keep an eye on their website: http://orlo.uk/SBllD

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Second Floor, Thameside Complex
Grays
RM17 5

Opening Hours

Monday 10:00 - 19:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 19:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00
Thursday 10:00 - 19:00
Friday 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday 10:00 - 17:00

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Hadrian denarius,
few more bits of Roman ceramics, the sheer number of different fabrics is amazing. love the black burnished ware
Lovely piece of Samian ware from Thurrocks green and pleasant land