Thurrock Museum

Events and exhibitions

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

Events in 2017

Dates Events
Monday 13 November to
Friday 17 November
Petticoats on Parade.
We celebrate the role of women's auxiliary services – army, naval and air force – in World War 1.
Friday 8 December to
Friday 15 December
Christmas 1917.
In this festive end to our year of 1917 exhibitions, we show what life would be like for families celebrating Christmas during a time of war.

Events 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 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 21 November
Armistice.
Peace at last – we celebrate 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.