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Earls Colne Heritage Museum (2021)

Tucked away on a housing estate in Earls Colne, this museum is a hidden little gem! Housed within a lovely old water tower, which served the village's foundry site from 1855 until 1988, the museum offers two floors of local historical artefacts. Within it is a permanent display, with various aspects of village life, which form the subject of temporary exhibitions. The first commemorated the Hunt family who had built up a successful iron founding and engineering works in the village. Among other subjects included in the display are the replacement of horse-drawn vehicles by motor cars and buses, the long-running saga of attempts to provide a mains water supply, the coming of gas street lighting and the telephone exchange.


Address: The Old Water Tower Earls Colne Colchester Essex CO6 2SZ

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