Haven Plotlands Museum
Essex Wildlife Trust Langdon Third Avenue, Lower Dunton Road
Our museum is located at the Essex Wildlife Trust Langdon Nature Reserve. The Haven Plotlands Museum is a 1930s bungalow and garden that shows what life was like for resident Plotlanders before the building of Basildon New Town. The houses were originally built as holiday homes by families (mainly from London) who bought individual plots. The Haven Museum, the last reamining house, has been owned by Essex Wildlife Trust since the 1980s.
The Museum's aim is to provide people with a glimpse into life on the Plotlands in the 1930s and 1940s and to educate people about their local history.
Museum, Garden, parklands or rural site
7th April 2012 to September - Saturdays and Sundays 10 am - 4 pm
October to March - Saturday and Sundays 2 pm - 4 pm
We can sometimes accommodate visits outside of these hours, please call in advance. There may be an increased charge for large groups.
A donation of £2 for adults and £1 for children under 16 is requested. Under 5s are free. No booking is required within normal opening times.