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.
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.
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.
Free, but donations are welcome.
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|
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)|