OPEN this weekend Saturday and Bank Holiday Monday 11am- 5pm, Sunday 2-5pm.

NEW window display and merchandise range!

Very last chance to see our special exhibition on Brightlingsea Schools - are you in the photos?

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We are open from Easter to Christmas: Saturdays 11am to 5pm, Sundays 2pm to 5pm.

In June, July and August, we are also open: Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays 2pm to 5pm.

Please check our website and social media pages for updates or call us on 01206 307 121.


Wheelchair friendly access. Easy access to exhibits (including interactive). Accessible toilet facilities.


Don't forget to check out our Beach Hut Gift Shop for a souvenir of your visit or a special gift.

Dove House, Station Rd, Brightlingsea, Colchester CO7 0DT

Brightlingsea is located on the Essex coast between Colchester and Clacton. From the A12 north or south, exit at Junction 29 on to the A120, leaving at the next junction on to the A133. Turn right at the roundabout, then left at the crossroads in Frating. Follow the B1029 into the town. 

There is plenty of on-street parking in the surrounding area. Car parks are situated at Victoria Place and Promenade Way. We also have limited accessible parking - please contact us to book a space.

FIRST BUS NUMBER 87 runs regularly from Colchester and stops directly outside the museum. The HEDINGHAM BUS NUMBER 7 runs from Clacton Monday - Friday.