Tiptree Jam Museum | Essex

Visit the Tiptree Jam Museum

Entry to the Tiptree museum is free.

Your visit will usually last 30-45 minutes with perhaps an extra 10 minutes to watch our video presentation that explains how the fruit is grown and illustrates how traditional preserve making continues to this day in Tiptree.

We have been making changes to the museum to bring it back to life and to give visitors a real insight into village life and the history of jam making.

About the Museum

Mr J.S. Wilkin began collecting the paraphernalia of preserve making and Essex village life.

He carefully stored pictures, documents and redundant machines.

Mr John’s wife Daphne worked tirelessly to record each artefact and document, producing notices to explain and help visitors understand the history of the jam-making business and indeed that of the village itself.

Later, with the opening of the museum in a renovated farm building at Tiptree, Mr John’s foresight was at last rewarded.

Today, visitors can see how village life used to be and how the art of preserve-making has advanced over the years at Tiptree.

Tiptree Tea Room Locations:
Essex Rose at Dedham
The Barns at Braintree

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Opening Times

Mon9:30am - 5:00pm
Tue9:30am - 5:00pm
Wed9:30am - 5:00pm
Thu9:30am - 5:00am
Fri9:30am - 5:00pm
Sat9:30am - 5:00pm
Sun10:00am - 5:00pm

Winter Hours
Monday to Saturday | 9.30am – 4.30pm
Sunday | 10am – 4.30pm

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  • Local Museum
  • History of Jam Making
  • Day out in Essex

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