The Motorboat Museum
Wat Tyler Country Park
Pitsea Hall Lane
01268 550077 (please note we are closed all day Tuesday and Wednesday)
Throughout the twentieth century, some of the world's fastest and most revolutionary motorboats were designed and built in Britain. The best of these extraordinary machines are preserved at the Museum.
The Motorboat Museum provides a unique opportunity to investigate the exciting world of motorboat racing. At the Museum you can see record breakers and famous boats from around the world. You can trace the history and development of these fascinating craft from early steam launches right up to the latest state of the art offshore power boats.
Imagine what it was like to be James Bond as you view the Fairey Huntress used in the filming of From Russia With Love or what it would be like to drive Miss Britain IV to a world water speed record. You can even have a go at powering your own remote control boat (20p a go).
Come and enjoy a visit to the Museum in the beautiful surroundings of Wat Tyler Country Park and make a real day of it!
10am - 4.30pm every day except Tuesday and Wednesdays.
10am - 4.30pm every day during school holidays.
The Motorboat Museum has been Britain's leading authority on sporting and leisure motorboats since its creation in 1986.
Many record breakers and rare examples of boats, inboard and outboard motors are housed in the Museum. There is also an extensive collection of historic replica models and memorabilia.
The comprehensive library holds books, magazines and plans dating back to the 1890s. The library is open for use by researchers by appointment only. Enquiries can also be made through the post.
Inland Waterways, Maritime, Science and Technology, Sport
Key artists and exhibits
- Fairey Huntress used in the filming of James Bond film From Russia With Love