Frinton’s Crossing Cottage

Frinton’s Crossing Cottage, Garden and Railway Museum
Frinton Crossing, Frinton, Essex.

Opening times: Easter to mid-October coffee mornings every Tuesday morning from 10:00am to 12:00pm, and every third Tuesday of the month during the rest of the year. Admission is free of charge (donations are always greatly appreciated!)
One of a number of heritage centres and museums run by the Frinton and Walton Heritage Trust. Once occupied by the crossing keeper of the railway gates, today Frinton’s Crossing Cottage houses a selection of artifacts and archive material that tell the story of the local area. Situated in a well-maintained cottage garden, with a wildlife area. Events and exhibitions throughout the year.

Once occupied by the keepers of Frinton’s iconic railway gates, today Frinton’s Crossing Cottage houses an impressive selection of artefacts and archive material that tell the story of the local area in surprising detail. Situated in a well-maintained cottage garden, the grounds also include a wildlife area and information board. In 2009, the railway signal box was moved into the Garden and became another exhibit housing a snapshot of railway technology in a bygone age.

Throughout the year, a number of special events are held within the cottage gardens, including the Spring Fair in May and Apple Day in October. Both events are part of the Trust’s fundraising efforts, the latter including the sale of apples from the Garden’s trees. In summer, members of the Trust’s gardening team play a pivotal role in Frinton in Bloom Frinton’s team in the ‘Anglia in Bloom’ competition, with the Cottage Gardens providing a venue for the visiting judges. For more information on these and other forthcoming events, please check back regularly to our Events Diary. The Garden’s are available for hire by Trust members for private events.

Opening hours:
We are open Tuesday mornings 10am to 12 (mid day) from June to October.
We also open 10am to 4pm on special days.
Please check our web page or advertising for open days. [We do rely on voluntary stewards]
During winter months please see our events diary.
Schools and group visits please contact us by telephoning (01255) 861440 to arrange a tour of our museum outside of these hours.

Admission Charges:

Adults £1 (suggested donation),
Children Accompanied free (under 10 years old),
Trust members free (show membership card)


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