East Essex Aviation Museum

Unofficial Museum Guide

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.


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.

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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.


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

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.