THE MUSEUM IN A WATER TOWER - WHY, WHERE & WHEN?

The Old Water Tower was part of the Atlas Works,  the home of R. Hunt & Company.

Constructed in 1885 it formed an integral part of the Foundry that manufactured and  supplied iron Agricultural Machinery and various other cast items across the world.

The Atlas Works closed in 1988 but it is not unusual to see R. Hunt & Co machines still in use in many countries.

Most of the site has been redeveloped for housing, but the Grade II Listed Victorian industrial buildings have been retained and renovated for uses including commercial, light industrial or live/work units and even a new doctors’ surgery, while the Water Tower, of course, now houses our museum.

to find us:

travelling from the West (Halstead):

     about 100 yards past the Zebra  Crossing,

     take the first right into Massingham Drive -

     keep on this road and the museum is on your

     left.


travelling from the east via Earls Colne High Street:

     take the second left after the Zebra Crossing

     into Massingham Drive, keep on this road and

     the museum is on your left.


on a lamppost opposite the turn into Massingham Drive is a small brown sign pointing to the museum

Sat Nav - Postcode is CO6 2SP

Background picture taken from a pen and wash by Bill Soan. Photographs by Brian Alderman © 2009

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NOT TO SCALE

Earls Colne Heritage Museum - The Old Water Tower - Earls Colne - Colchester   CO6 2SZ

       opening hours  Easter until October     -   Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday  from 2 until 4pm

                              November until Easter -   Saturday and Sunday  from 2 until 4pm

The Exhibits


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Links to other interesting sites


EARLS COLNE HERITAGE MUSEUM

The Old Water Tower  

Earls Colne  Colchester  CO6 2SZ

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