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Purfleet Heritage and Military Centre

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Local history gem!

Having grown up nearby, and returned often to visit my parents, I had no idea this even existed... read more

Reviewed 29 August 2018
Beckhampton, United Kingdom
Fantastic visit

An excellent way to spend a couple of hours. Only £3.00. Well worth the money. So many items of... read more

Reviewed 13 August 2018
Elaine R
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Centurion Way, Garrison Estate,, Purfleet, Thurrock RM19 1QQ, England
+44 1708 890874
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Reviewed 29 August 2018

Having grown up nearby, and returned often to visit my parents, I had no idea this even existed! My Mum suggested it as she at least knew of it and we were very glad she did! It is an Aladdin's cave of artefacts, documents, memorabilia...More

1  Thank Magrithea
Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

An excellent way to spend a couple of hours. Only £3.00. Well worth the money. So many items of local history. Staff very knowledgeable and very helpful. Thank you all for a nice time.

1  Thank Elaine R
Reviewed 1 July 2018

great museum well worth the money plenty to see staff very helpfull this is my forth visit back now when you want a break you can get a nice cup of tea and cake it well worth a vist michael rainham essex

Thank Michael G
Reviewed 19 June 2018

Located where you would not expect but worth the trip to see the collection and know that you are amongst the garrision that proected our parents and grandparents.... exceptional place

Thank TeaTotty
Reviewed 18 June 2018

Quirky little museum run entirely on voluntary effort featuring militaria and Purfleet local history. It is absolutely packed with stuff, clearly they find it hard to turn down any donation and all credit to them for saving things that would otherwise have been lost. It...More

Thank Owenian
Reviewed 28 February 2018 via mobile

Traditional military / war museum . This place is an absolute gem.. a must visit . I love it well done to all volunteers especially Alan . If you are disappointed with the modern war museum such as the imperial and the army , visit...More

Thank mackinners
Reviewed 28 January 2018

A museum with no funding and run by volunteers who gratefully receive and donations be it artifacts or financial. An excellent , fascinating and educational 2 hours spent and considering only £3 great value.

Thank philip1970
Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

Housd in the last remaining Georgian powder store in Europe (apparently) the building itself is a listed building and it houses a lot of military memorabilia. Its presentation is somewhat haphazard and if you work your way round, you will suffer from information overload. Much...More

Thank John H
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

This is a bit off the main track. Had passed it several times before. It was fascinating t o see all the memoirs from the wars and lots of other aged but in Perfect conditions on display. Truly an Aladdin's Cave. Quaint little cafe. Lovely...More

Thank 913adelinem
Reviewed 17 June 2017

We stumbled upon this hidden gem whilst on a walk along the river. The volunteer staff were extremely friendly and eager to make sure we got the most out of our visit. There are a lot of things to see and a huge amount of...More

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Bethan W
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It's about £3 per person