Thurrock Museum

Events and exhibitions

Thurrock Museum Volunteers hold regular free exhibitions on aspects of local history. Exhibitions take place in the ground floor gallery of the Thameside Complex.

Exhibitions in 2018

Dates Events
Monday 26 February to
Friday 16 March
Kynoch People.
This exhibition presents the stories of local people who worked at Kynoch explosives factory in Corringham.
Monday 9 April to
Friday 27 April
Vote!
Telling the story of suffragists, suffragettes and their fight for the right to vote, which was granted to some women 100 years ago. Local connections are also explored, including the Secretary of the Stanford branch, Emily James who corresponded with a jailed suffragette.
Monday 21 May to
Friday 1 June
World War 1 Home Front.
Showing aspects of life at home during World War 1.
Monday 4 June to
Friday 22 June
Medical Matters.
A look at the Spanish Flu pandemic of 1918, along with nursing and medical advancements.
Monday 3 September to
Friday 21 September
Lessons during War.
Education and learning must go on during wartime – this exhibition looks at local school life, Palmer's boys and their teachers.
Monday 5 November to
Friday 16 November
Armistice.
Peace at last – we commemorate the Armistice of 11 November 1918 between the Allies and Germany that ended fighting on the Western Front in World War 1.
Monday 10 December to
Friday 28 December
The War Years.
A review of Thurrock and the world during World War 1.