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Visit a museum inside the Foulness military firing range
Visit a museum inside the Foulness military firing range

Visit a museum inside the Foulness military firing range

If you fancy visiting a small museum in the middle of a military firing range, then you may want to put some dates into your diary.

Jan
21
2022
Foulness Museum reopens this weekend
Foulness Museum reopens this weekend

Foulness Museum reopens this weekend

One of the most difficult and inconvenient museums in England reopens this weekend, and it's totally worth a visit.

Apr
01
2019
Museum Meals – Foulness Heritage Centre
Museum Meals – Foulness Heritage Centre

Museum Meals – Foulness Heritage Centre

I was outside London recently with a good friend to visit one of the remotest museums in the country, and which unexpectedly and fortuitously had refreshments available.

Sep
01
2014
An unexpected tractor tour around Foulness Island
An unexpected tractor tour around Foulness Island

An unexpected tractor tour around Foulness Island

When visiting an island controlled by the military with very strict instructions to stick to one named road, a tour of the island by tractor is not the sort of thing you should expect.

Aug
06
2014
Visit a museum in the middle of an MoD firing range
Visit a museum in the middle of an MoD firing range

Visit a museum in the middle of an MoD firing range

A hundred years ago, a man died, and in doing so set in chain a series of events that was to see a large island off the coast of Essex sealed off from the general public, and it remains so to this very day.

Aug
05
2014
St Nicholas Church in Great Wakering
St Nicholas Church in Great Wakering

St Nicholas Church in Great Wakering

This is a Norman era church, built from stone and flint that would seem to my mind to be in very short supply in the marshy flood plain it sits in, so must have been brought in by boat, making it quite an expensive church to have built at the time.

May
07
2012
A small museum inside a military firing range
A small museum inside a military firing range

A small museum inside a military firing range

Lurking on the easternmost edge of the River Thames sits Foulness Island, a low lying marshy farmland that is also almost entirely controlled by the Ministry of Defence for weapons testing.

May
06
2012

The Village inside a Military Firing Range

Last night I popped along to a lecture on Brutalism and Militarised Space hosted by the Art and Architecture organisation. The event was based around three speakers followed by a short Q&A session and was a mixture of talking about

Oct
29
2008