Due to the current Coronavirus outbreak, many attractions are closed and event organisers are cancelling or postponing their events. While we will try to update the information on this site as much as possible, we cannot guarantee to have all the information we would like. Therefore we urge you to check the latest information on the attraction or event’s website or Facebook pages, and to contact them before travelling to avoid disappointment.

The Bay Museum (2020)

The building originally monitored passing ships to see if they had an operating device which would keep them from detonating magnetic underwater mines. Now it has: a First World War museum , a Second World War (worldwide and in relation to Canvey) museum, and a research facility. There is also a display on Canvey in the Cold War.


Address: The Old Degaussing Station Western Esplanade Canvey Island Essex SS8 0AY

Open Days & Times

Closed. Reopens 2021.


  • By Rail: Benfleet / 4 miles


  • Parking
  • Part disabled access

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