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Key Facts

Location:
Point Clear, Clacton-on-Sea, Essex
SatNav: Region:
CO16 8LJ East Anglia
Country:
United Kingdom
Admission:
Public
Category: Only Aviation:
General Yes
Aircraft Exhibits: Status:
circa. 2 Open

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What’s Here

The museum display is housed in a Martello tower on the coast. Exhibits include aviation archeology finds, memorabilia and the substantial wreckage of two wartime P-51 fighters. They also have several displays upstairs of uniforms, guns etc which are well worth a look.

Directions

Inside Orchards Holiday Camp, Point Clear, Clacton-on-Sea, Essex. From Clacton-on-Sea, go through St. Osyth towards Point Clear. The Martello Tower is at the far end of the holiday village.

Visiting

Opening Hours:

Open Monday 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm and Sunday 10.00 am to 2.00 pm, April to October; also Wednesdays 10.00 am to 2.00 pm, June to September.

Admission:

Free, but donations are welcome.

Amenities:

The tower is located on a caravan site, so there are toilets, a cafe, and a pub only a few yards away.


The Martello Tower (Photo, Dan Lord) The engine from a Mustang (Photo, Dan Lord)
P-51D Mustang fuselage (Photo, Dan Lord) Machine Guns (Photo, Dan Lord)

List of Aircraft Exhibits

Displayed I.D. Aircraft Type Real Identity Condition Status
44-14574 NA P-51D Mustang 44-14574 Fuselage Displayed
44-15560 NA P-51D Mustang 44-15560 Wreck Displayed

More Information

East Essex Aviation Museum, Martello Tower, Point Clear, Essex, CO16 8LJ. Website: East Essex Aviation Society.


Equipment Display (Photo, Dan Lord) P-51D Mustang (Photo, Dan Lord)

Thanks to Dan Lord for updating this page.
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4 Comments

  • By mike Roe, 6 July 2010 @ 8:18 pm

    Hi

    i came to visit your museum a few weeks ago and spoke to a mister Dave Bye RN, about some information regarding a sub mariner.

    he kindley gave me his address where to send this information to. unfortunately I have mislayed it he can contact me on 0208 902 8022 or on the E mail address supplied, just in case Captainmroe@aol.com

    After the 23rd of July I will have moved to Leicester. If I havent heard from him by then I will try and contct him again in a few weeks after the move.

    Thank you for all you hard work that you do for your little museum

    Mike Roe
    Major. Salvation Army

  • By Ed Jarzembowski, 26 January 2011 @ 11:28 am

    Hi

    I’m curatorial advisor to another Martello Museum- Seaford

    Had some scraps of aluminium come up on the shore at nearby Cuckmere after gale- records show a Mustang crashed and burnt out in WW2 just yards away

    The ally may have some adhering white paint- plane or just bits of dumped old fridge?!

    Can u help? Thanks

  • By ian Robery, 24 April 2011 @ 10:31 pm

    I visited the museum back around 1996 you had a dunkirk display upstairs which interested me. Whilst looking around i became aware of a man standing next to me wearing a duffle type coat with a white beard. It suddenly appeared to be the man whos picture and story i was reading about. He vansihed as quick as he appeared i walked to the top of the stairs and asked my wife if anyone had come down the stairs and she sai no. I firmly believe i saw the spirit of this man and wondered if anyone else ever reported a similar or same experience. Ian Robery

  • By iain, 13 May 2011 @ 10:30 pm

    visited the museum yesterday absolutely briliant and many thanks to our guide Bill very imformative . in response to the above comment i did feel someone else was permanently with us around the museum and my friend steve who was with me said several times that he heard strange things .
    The collection is one of the best i have visited and is so personal nearly every item has a history explained so becomes real not just an exhibit , as an aviation museum this puts duxford and omaka into the shadows as a perfectly restored plane is good but it was the men who controlled these machines and their stories that are the basis of the collection at point clear martello
    Iain

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