Hour or Two

Frinton Railway Cottage - visit in person

Frinton's Crossing Cottage, Garden and Railway Museum

The challenge is to visit the Frinton Railway Museum.  Share your experience on social media. The musuem is run by 100% volunteers who share a dedicated enthusiasm for the history. 

Once occupied by the keepers of Frinton’s iconic railway gates, today Frinton's Crossing Cottage houses an impressive selection of artefacts and archive material that tell the story of the local area in surprising detail.

Venue:  Frinton Railway Museum, by the rail station in Frinton!


Frinton's Crossing Cottage is open for coffee mornings every Tuesday morning from 10am to noon from Easter to mid-October, and every third Tuesday of the month during the rest of the year. The Cottage archives and displays can be viewed during the coffee mornings, and at other times by appointment with the archivist (curator.wmm@fwheritage.co.uk) . Admission is free of charge (although donations are always greatly appreciated!), and volunteers to help maintain the garden on Tuesday mornings are particularly welcome.


What's involved?

View the exhibits at the Frinton Railway Museum and tell your friends and family about the wonderful heritage of Tendring and how the railways played an important role in the growth of the town.

Why get involved?

For fun! It will help our project to share the stories of the heritage too!

How to get involved?

Visit the Frinton Railway Museum over Easter Saturday and Bank Holiday Monday then tweet/Facebook/Instragram about your visit. Or tell your friends and family and spread the word!

Ideal Skills

  • Archiving
  • Conservation
  • Construction
  • Copywriting
  • Customer Service
  • Design & Illustration
  • Event Management
  • Event Stewarding
  • Fundraising
  • Gardening
  • Languages
  • Maintenance and Repair
  • Money Handling
  • Photography
  • Project Management
  • Reading/Storytelling
  • Research
  • Social Media
  • Web Development
  • Working independently
  • Working with Children 0-5yrs
  • Working with Children 6 - 12yrs
  • Working with Databases
  • Working with Young People
  • Test skill

Ideal Interests

  • Archiving
  • Architecture and Building management
  • Business and management
  • Commercial Development
  • Community Work
  • Computers and Technology
  • Conservation
  • Creative and Arts
  • Design
  • Event & Project Management
  • Events and Programming
  • Food & Beverage
  • Fundraising
  • Learning and Education
  • Marketing and communications
  • Retail
  • Teaching and Training
  • Visitor Service/ Front of House
  • Curatorial/Working with Museum Collection

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