What is in the museum?
Our displays are open to the public in one large and two smaller rooms. Visitors are also welcome to refer to the archives under the supervision of the Steward in attendance. The archive is kept under controlled conditions and whilst we cannot provide the resources of the records office or larger museums, nonetheless valuable information about individuals and community life in our villages of yesteryear may be found via our detailed indexing.
1. The Main Room predominately 19th to 20th century
A digital display rotating images of carnivals, A12 Bypass, village pubs, Felix Hall,Moores Buses, Mills, Railways, Kelvedon Fire Brigade, Bacon's and other local themes
Property History File research - Kelvedon & Feering Heritage Society
A Century of Change - then and now photographs
Charles Haddon Spurgeon - a preacher of note
Building and Architectural items and tools
Village Pump and Marler's Well
Kelvedon's Voluntary Fire Brigade
Schools and children's pastimes
The Great War and Second World War
Charles George Bacon and William Bacon - Service Medals
Capt. Frederick William Hunt of 19th Bengal Lancers Swords and Decorations
Domestic Life - household items, ornaments and amusements.
2. Sage Room archaeology
Fossils and other prehistoric finds
Stone Age artefacts including flint axes, blades and scapers
Local Medieval Bricks including small objects from the Chantry House at St Mary's Lands
Roman pottery, coins and other small objects from Canonium 'The Place of Reeds'
Blake and Dunnett Collections - metal detector field finds from within Kelvedon & Feering.
3. Lobby Room Transport related
Crab and Winkle Railway Line
Great Eastern Railway
Deal's of Kelvedon Garage
Moore's Bros. Buses.
The Wheldon Archive
Photographs, literature, burial records, local history society Bulletins, Parish Council and many community groups records relating to the two villages. All records are indexed and stored on shelving within the archive and may be accessed under supervision. The facility to copy documents and photographs up to A4 is available at a small charge per copy.
The following images from inside the museum to give you a flavour of the wealth of exhibits that can be found.
Agricultural & seed growing
Building related exhibits
The Sage Room - Archaeology. Stone Age & Roman artefacts.
Household items from yesteryear
Main exhibition boards - then and now photographs of the two village