Welcome to Coggeshall Museum

Established in 1990 to conserve and celebrate the cultural, industrial and agricultural history of Coggeshall

This year we have a special exhibition to mark the Platinum Jubilee of the Queen
  • Historic Buildings

    Coggeshall is blessed with hundreds of fascinating buildings - find out about some of them here.
  • Remarkable People

    Coggeshall has been home to some remarkable characters down the years - find out more about some of them here.
  • Trade and Industry

    Coggeshall grew to prosperity through wool but the town was host to a surprising variety of trades.
  • Family History

    The museum holds a wealth of information for family history researchers.
  • Roll of Honour

    For the Coggeshall men who lost their lives in two World Wars
  • Exhibits

    A gallery of some of the museum exhibits chosen by our volunteers
  • Gallery

    A selection from our photo collection
  • Our Photo Collection

    A link to our main collection of photos and maps
  • Museum Shop

    Coggeshall items for sale in the museum
  • 1575 Coggeshall Rental

    A map showing all the house plots in Coggeshall and a list showing who lived there in 1575

Museum Opening Dates 2022

July
Sunday 3rd, Thursday 7th, Sunday 10th, Thursday 14th, Sunday 17th, Thursday 21st, Sunday 24th, Thursday 28th, Sunday 31st.
August
Sunday 7th, Sunday 14th, Sunday 21st, Sunday 28th, Monday 29th
September
Sunday 4th, Sunday 11th, Sunday 18th, Sunday 25th
October
Sunday 2nd, Sunday 9th, Sunday 16th, Sunday 23rd, Sunday 30th

Family History Research

The museum has an extensive archive for family history research much of which is available online. More archives are available to museum visitors in the dedicated family history research room. It is possible to provide access to this resource outside the usual museum opening times. You can use the contact button to get in touch.

We regret that the museum is not able to undertake family research on your behalf.

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Coggeshall Speaks!

Video Joan Joslin who was born in November 1922 recalling times past in Coggeshall.

The recording was made by Steve Williams in 2006 for the Coggeshall Heritage Society.

Coggeshall Carnival

Video of Coggeshall Carnival 1982. In 17th July 1982. Mike Cutmore spent a day at the Carnival and on the Coggeshall Bazaar Carnival Float, taking part in the procession itself and photographing on Super 8mm film.

Perhaps you would like to join the rota of volunteers who assist on museum opening days?

Prior knowledge of Coggeshall history not required!


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Download an historic walk around Coggeshall with a map and details of what can be seen; Town Walk

The walk is on paved paths and accessible by wheelchair except for the last three locations on Abbey Lane, which is an unmade road and can difficult especially in wet weather.

If you would like the Map alone to open in another window click this link; Map


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