Summer of Art exhibition at Jaywick Martello Tower
  • Summer of Art exhibition at Jaywick Martello Tower
  • View of permanent historical exhibition at Jaywick Martello Tower
  • Cannon on top of Jaywick Martello Tower

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Built originally as a Napoleonic Fort in the early 19th century the tower now acts as a central hub for the local community and visitors. There are regular arts and heritage exhibitions, talks and events. Inspirational views and setting close to the beach.


Access: Jaywick Martello Tower has a wheelchair lift to the 1st floor, unfortunately not the roof due to the nature of the building.
 

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Thursday, 19th May 2022 - Sunday, 10th July 2022

Jaywick Sands: A Snapshot of HistoryCome see a photographic history of Jaywick Sands in this joint exhibition between the Jaywick Local History Society and the Friends of Jaywick Martello Tower. Share your memories of holidays in Jaywick Sands and add them onto our timeline.
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Saturday, 2nd July 2022 - Saturday, 2nd July 2022

Souvenir BadgeAs part of the Beat the Street Go Explore Week join us at Jaywick Martello Tower for this free drop-in workshop where you can design or colour your own badge as a souvenir of your visit to Jaywick Martello Tower and get triple points in your Beat the Street game.
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Thursday, 14th July 2022 - Sunday, 4th September 2022

James McColl-SmithLocal Artist James McColl Smith brings his vibrant artwork to Jaywick Martello Tower for a special exhibition this summer. Having never had an art lesson, Smith has mastered a variety of art mediums which will all be on display for this exhibition that features landscapes, portraits, and even a…
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Wednesday, 3rd August 2022 - Wednesday, 3rd August 2022

Creative Net: Book MakingFree workshops on the first Wednesday of every month. Everybody welcome! Materials, coffee, biscuits, and great creative conversations provided. In this workshop with artist Jane Stewart, you can learn an assortment of different folding and cutting techniques to make a simple but effective book.…
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Wednesday, 2nd November 2022 - Wednesday, 2nd November 2022

Creative Net: Remembrance PoppiesWednesday 2 November 2022, 11am-1pm Free workshops on the first Wednesday of every month. Everybody welcome! Materials, coffee, biscuits, and great creative conversations provided. Make a poppy for Remembrance Day in this workshop with Vikki Walsh. Combine skills used for traditional silk flower…
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Facilities

Accessibility

  • Disabled toilets

Catering

  • On-site light refreshments

COVID-19 Response

  • Currently closed

Groups

  • Guided tours for groups

Parking

  • Free Parking

Property Facilities

  • Gift shop

Site Features

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Target Markets

  • Accepts groups
  • Coach parties accepted

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      Trains: Every hour from London Liverpool Street station to Clacton-on-Sea, check with National Railways before travelling. Buses: Bus 10-11 from outside Clacton Station on left side of park. Bus stand does not show 10/11 but it is there. Get off at end of route, average time 20 minutes. Accessible by Public Transport: Clacton-on-Sea station is 4 miles away.

      Jaywick Martello Tower

      Type:Historic Site

      The Promenade, Belsize Avenue, Jaywick, Essex, CO15 2LF

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      * Summer opening hours: Weekends only, 10am-4pm

      Winter opening hours (November-March): Closed

      What's Nearby

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