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Campanile restaurant BASILDON - East of London
Campanile restaurant BASILDON - East of London

A127 Southend Arterial Road, Basildon SS14 3AE

2.5 out of 5.0
3.2 out of 5 (211 reviews)

Situated in Basildon, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of High Sports, Festival Leisure Park, and Festival Wakeboard Park. …

£35
The Kilns Hotel
The Kilns Hotel

Warley Street, Brentwood CM13 3LB

3.0 out of 5.0
3.9 out of 5 (8 reviews)

Situated in Brentwood, this hotel is 1.7 mi (2.8 km) from Laser Warfare and 1.8 mi (2.8 km) from Brentwood Karting. Upminster …

£80
Pontlands Park
Pontlands Park

West Hanningfield Road, Chelmsford CM2 8HR

4 out of 5 (5 reviews)

Located in the heart of Chelmsford, this hotel is 2.6 mi (4.2 km) from Chelmsford Cathedral and within 6 mi (10 km) of …

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County Hotel Chelmsford
County Hotel Chelmsford

29 Rainsford Road, Chelmsford CM1 2PZ

4.0 out of 5.0
3.8 out of 5 (73 reviews)

Situated in Chelmsford, this eco-friendly hotel is 0.4 mi (0.7 km) from Chelmsford Cathedral and within 3 mi (5 km) of …

£61
The Compasses
The Compasses

141 Broomfield Road, Chelmsford CM1 1RY

3.0 out of 5.0
2.8 out of 5 (24 reviews)

Situated in Chelmsford, this guesthouse is within 1 mi (2 km) of Chelmsford Cathedral and Melbourne Stadium. Hylands House an …

£55
Endeavour Hotel
Endeavour Hotel

196 Thisselt Road, Canvey Island SS8 9BQ

2.0 out of 5.0
3.8 out of 5 (101 reviews)

Situated in Canvey Island, this hotel is 1.7 mi (2.7 km) from Dutch Cottage Museum and 1.8 mi (3 km) from Castle Point …

£49
Premier Inn Mercury Gardens
Premier Inn Mercury Gardens

MERCURY GARDENS,, ROMFORD RM13EN

3.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Romford, this hotel is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Romford Market and 3.1 mi (5 km) from Victoria Road Stadium. Kidspace …

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London Apartments - Romford
London Apartments - Romford

9 Como Street, Romford RM7 7DJ

2.0 out of 5.0
3 out of 5 (25 reviews)

Situated in Romford, this guesthouse is 0.4 mi (0.7 km) from Romford Market and 3.1 mi (5 km) from Victoria Road Stadium. …

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ibis London Thurrock M25
ibis London Thurrock M25

Weston Avenue, West Thurrock, Grays RM20 3JQ

3.0 out of 5.0
3.7 out of 5 (359 reviews)

Located in West Thurrock, this hotel is 1.8 mi (2.9 km) from Lakeside Karting and 1.8 mi (2.9 km) from Lakeside Shopping …

£35
The Landings @ 83
The Landings @ 83

83 Eastwoodbury Lane, Southend-on-Sea SS2 6UY

2.5 out of 5.0

Situated in Southend-on-Sea, this guesthouse is 1.6 mi (2.6 km) from Rollacity and 2.9 mi (4.6 km) from Southend Pier. Palace …

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Pocket Guide: Billericay Cater Museum Hotels

The Cater Museum is located in Billericay, in the Essex borough of Basildon. This popular museum is an 18th to 19th century building, where you can learn all about the Billericay's heritage, its businesses and industries, famous residents and local traditions. The Museum also has exhibits that commemorate the two world wars, with artefacts like compasses, gas masks and maps on display. The museum is a great place to visit if you're staying in Essex hotels and wish to learn more about the region's long history.

Discover History Come to Life from Hotels in Essex

This privately run museum is more than just a repository of old objects; it's a place where you and your family step back in time. Each room at the museum has certain themes, for example in Room 2 you'll encounter a full recreation of an early kitchen, complete with old coffee grinder, bellows for stoking the fire and even a cast iron bath. In room 6, you'll happen upon a collection of beautiful wooden furniture representing the best of local carpentry from the 18th to 20th centuries. There are events on at The Cater Museum throughout the year, including special days where you can try your hand with some of the historic tools and appliances.

A Great Day Out in Easy Reach of Nearby Essex Hotels

The Cater Museum tells the story not just of Billericay and the county of Essex, but covers many universal themes, such as the effect of warfare on small communities. So, you're staying in a nearby Essex hotel on holiday, the museum makes for a fascinating family-friendly day out. There are many Essex hotels nearby, including the magnificent Marygreen Manor hotel, which is located in Brentwood, a roughly 20-minutre drive away.

Once you're done at the Cater Museum, the market town of Billericay is well worth exploring. The site of a famous battle, the Battle of Billericay, during the time of the Peasant's Revolt way back in the 14th Century, things have since quietened down, and this characterful market town boasts a number of charming shops, pubs and eateries.

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