Visit Essex's Big Weekend 2019


We will be taking part in Visit Essex's Big Weekend! 2019 will mark the third Essex Big Weekend. It will take place on 6th and 7th April 2019 in partnership with English Tourism Week! This event will coincide with our re-opening for the season after our winter break! 

The Big Weekend is all about giving Essex residents the chance to discover – or rediscover – the array of fantastic things to see and do on their doorstep, and encouraging them to spread the word about their county with the chance to win FREE tickets from the Ballot for Essex residents to use on the Big Weekend.


BBC Essex Quest come searching!

BBC Essex Quest team stopped by for a visit during their most recent Essex Quest on Sunday 16th of September. Barry and Lianna had a great little visit with a wonderful interview with the brilliant Harriet Crawford, our Accessions Officer, about some of the items we have on display.

BBC Essex's Lianna interviews our own Harriet Crawford

Escape Games on Tuesday and Sunday evenings 

The escape room craze has come to the museum courtesy of The Escape Network, who have created a new game specifically for the museum. Called  “The Park Keeper’s Child’, the game is a work of fiction based on the museum building that was once the home of the park keeper for Promenade Park. Teams are invited to investigate newly found information, crack codes and solve puzzles to discover the fate of the park keeper and his child, and escape the museum before the time runs out.

The Escape Network will be running regular games at the museum on Tuesday and Sunday evenings. Games are for up to 6 players and cost £65 per team.  To book a session all you need do is visit


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