Historical Places to Visit in Thurrock

Thurrock has a lot of local history for you to enjoy, Tilbury and Grays are just some of the places we have featured.

Getting out and about in your local area is a great way to stay active and happy in your senior years and for all the family to enjoy.

Take a trip to the past by visiting some of the historical places in Thurrock, a fun day out for elderly relatives to reminisce and younger generation to learn.

Tilbury Fort

This is a true part of British History right on our door step! Henry VIII built the first fort and Queen Elizabeth I famously rallied her army to face the threat of the Armada.

Tilbury Fort stands on the Thames Estuary and has protected London from 16th Century until 2nd World War.

You don’t need to book in advance but it can sometimes work out cheaper to pre book tickets.

There is free parking, toilets, food and drink, picnic area, shop, museum, exhibitions and dogs are allowed if kept on lead, so your little furry friend doesn’t get to miss out on this great trip!!

Tilbury Fort has been visited by our Care Professionals and office staff, so it is somewhere we definitely like!

You can find further information about this great historical fort by visiting English Heritage Tilbury Fort website.

Thurrock Museum

Did you know inside the Thameside Complex in Grays there is a museum about the history of Thurrock?

It has a large display of different objects from stone age to social modern history and it is all about Thurrock.

Thameside Complex is in Orsett Road, Grays, and admission to the museum is free. You can find out more details by visiting the Thurrock museum website

Essex Fire Museum

This museum gives visitors the opportunity to see the history of the fire service in Essex.

You will find historic fire engines, uniforms, pictures and many more interesting things to look at.

The museum is based in Hogg Lane, Grays but you will need to pre book visits, as it is part of a working fire station.

You can find our more information by visiting their Facebook page or the Essex Fire Museum Website

Coalhouse Fort

Coalhouse Fort was an artillery fort that was built in the 1860’s to guard the lower Thames from seaborne attack and is in East Tilbury.

It now has a lovely park area and stunning views across the Thames, with some amazing walks and scenery.

There is a café called the Engine Room, free parking, toilets, dogs are allowed but must be kept on a lead.

Coalhouse Fort is a beautiful place to visit and is a favourite place for one of our office staff to walk their dog.

You can find out more information here.

There is a lot of history to be experienced in Thurrock, so why not try something different. Learning about the past can be a fun and exciting way to spend your day!

If you want to find out about the benefits of home care in Thurrock, have a look at our website where you will find lots of information.