Bata Reminiscence & Resource Centre

East Tilbury Library, Princess Avenue
East Tilbury RM18 8ST

A self-funding organisation set up to collect the memories of people who have lived and worked within the British Bata Community at East Tilbury in Essex over the past 70 years. The collection has grown at an enormous rate and we now have a very large collection of artefacts and photographs dealing with this unique community.

Essex Record Office

Wharf Road
Chelmsford CM2 6YT

The Essex Record Office (ERO) is the county's central repository for resources about the history of the county, its people and buildings. Information includes, contacts, opening hours on Wharf Road, research (genealogy), SEAX, and Searchroom.

Harlow Museum

Muskham Road
Harlow CM20 2LF

The museum is located in the former Mark Hall stables, linked with the Mark Hall Manor House - visited on three occasions by Queen Elizabeth 1 and her retinue. It is surrounded by the beautiful Walled Gardens which were originally the kitchen gardens for the great house and the famous families which lived there. Our four main Galleries tell the story of Harlow over four periods: from recent times and the story of how modern Harlow was designed and built, through the Victorians, Stuart and Tudor times, reaching back through the middle ages to the remarkable Roman finds in the local area.

Warner Textile Archive

Warners Mill, Silks Way
Braintree CM7 3GB

Located in the heart of Braintree, Essex, the Warner Textile Archive is the country's second largest collection of flat textiles, and narrates the rich history of a great British industry from its roots in the late 18th century to the flourishing success of Warner & Sons in the 20th century. The collection contains nearly 100,000 textile and wallpaper samples, paper designs, documents and other industry records representing two centuries of creativity and commerce.