The Burnham on Crouch and District Museum is situated on the Quay at the junction with Coronation Road. It is devoted to the history of the Dengie Hundred area.

The museum consists of  two floors of exhibits of maritime, agricultural, industrial and social history.
The archive contains photographs, drawings and documents.

There is a regular programme of special exhibitions.

Visits from schools are encouraged and the museum is happy to loan artifacts to them.

There is disabled access from the quay and  the toilet facilities are suitable for use by disabled persons.


The museum is owned and run by Burnham on Crouch and District Local History and Amenity Society.  This is a registered charity run entirely by unpaid volunteers.  It is independent of any national or local government body.

Opening times

May and July   

Wednesday and Saturday 11am to 5pm
Sundays and bank holidays 2pm to 5pm

May week, school summer holidays and June
Daily 2pm to 5pm

September to November
Wednesdays  11am to 4pm
Saturdays 11am to 4.30 pm
Sundays & bank holidays 2pm to 4.30 pm.


The Society puts on monthly illustrated talks on a variety of historical subjects.  These take place every third Tuesday of the month except June July and August at St Mary's Hall Station Road. It has a database of local records to assist those researching their family history. There is also a regular programme of footpath walks.


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