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Jaywick Martello Tower
Jaywick Martello Tower,
The Promenade,
Belsize Avenue,
CO15 2LF


Venue details:

Opening Times:

1st April to 30th September: 10am to 5pm Wednesday to Sunday.
JMT is closed on Monday and Tuesday. The tower is available to hire on these two days.
March and October: 10.30am to 3.30pm Saturday and Sundays.

Admission Prices:

Adults 1
Children Free


Jaywick Martello Tower is an arts venue which supports creative collaborations relating to the themes of Community, Heritage and Environment that affect our lives today.

Jaywick Martello Tower is our Environment, our Community, and our Heritage. We pursue opportunities and ventures that make this not only a gallery, workshop space, or meeting point but all of these things.

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Every hour from London Liverpool Street station, check with National Railways before travelling. Day return 21.90

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 20mins.
Bus 3.20 return. There are also taxis from station, average cost 7.00

By road:
Take A12 to Colchester, then take A120 signposted Harwich, take A133 signposted Clacton. At roundabout take right exit past Bowling Green Public House. Continue down the Clacton bypass. At third roundabout take third exit signposted Martello Caravan Park. Continue over mini roundabout and take signposted road to Jaywick. At next mini roundabout continue on through village towards Martello Holiday Park. Take left turn by the sea wall at entrance to the Holiday Park.

Events & Activities at this venue...

  • Spring Talks: Three Years in the Mud
    New archaeological discoveries in the Blackwater estuary.

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  • Work in Progress; Paintings Past to Present
    First exhibition of Jaywick Martello Tower's 2018 programme.

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  • Creative Net: Chinese Dumplings
    Free workshop at Jaywick Martello Tower where we will be learning to make Chinese Dumplings.

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  • Spring Talks: A Light Hearted History of Tea
    Talk at JMT provided by Andy Schooler. Part of the Spring Talk series.

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  • Spring Talks: Essex Murders
    Talk at JMT by Chris Farndell as part of the Spring Talk 2018 series.

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  • Spring Talks: Caring for Animals at Colchester Zoo
    Talk by Colchester Zoo at Jaywick Martello Tower as part of the Spring Talks 2018.

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  • Creative Net: Stained Glass Style Panels
    Free workshops on the first Wednesday of every month. Everybody welcome! Materials, coffee, biscuits and great creative conversations provided.

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  • Creative Net: May Day Garlands
    Free workshops on the first Wednesday of every month. Everybody welcome! Materials, coffee, biscuits and great creative conversations provided.

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  • The Cold War 1945-1989
    Exhibition on the Cold War at Jaywick Martello Tower.

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  • Avro Vulcan and the Cold War
    Talk at Jaywick Martello Tower by the Vulcan Restoration Trust.

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  • Plastic Pollution Shoreline to Storyline
    A workshop-based event by local artist/writer Wendy Constance, starting with a beach clean at Jaywick Sands leading to the Tower. Then enjoy some complimentary refreshments whilst Wendy gives a short presentation about how discarded mass-produced plastic (much of it single-use) harms wildlife, the environment, and ultimately humans. Finishing with the creation of artwork with a message for the community. Inspiration for the artwork might include text as well as by creating something from the litter (of course after it has been cleaned). Taking part in the beach clean (and the litter clean) is voluntary, but most welcome and will add to the community spirit of the session.

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  • Camera Obscura
    The reading room on the roof of the Tower will become a camera obscura.

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