The extensive museum gallery is housed within the Thameside Complex along with the Thameside Theatre and Thurrock Main Library in Orsett Road, Grays.
Here you can explore the history of Thurrock through 40 permanent display cases and 20 temporary display cases, containing over 1,500 objects, interpreting 250,000 years of Thurrock's past.
Discover the mammoths from Aveley, the earliest known Thurrock coins dating to 75bc, Prehistoric Flint tools, Roman Pottery, Saxon artefacts and medieval finds from Grays. See a heavy horse harness, leather fireman's pipe, cast Iron boundary post for Sir John Cass, a Victorian post box and railway notices.
A new display includes the re-display of the original commemorative plaques to the first 1903 Carnegie library in Grays and its later extension in 1930.
See the poster advertising the wonderful moment when Hughie Green's mammoth success with Opportunity Knocks, was held in the Regal Cinema, Grays in 1949. So "May opportunity Knock for you when you visit Thurrock Museum"
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 10:00am until 7:00pm.
Wednesday, Friday, Saturday early closing at 5:00pm.
Closed Sundays and Bank Holidays.
Archaeology, Archives, Costume and Textiles, Decorative and Applied Art, Fine Art, Natural Sciences, Medicine, Music, Weapons and War, Coins and Medals, Personalities, Science and Technology, Social History, Maritime