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Properties and events in Harwich 2019

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Bobbit’s Hole Nature Reserve

Bobbit's Hole Nature Reserve, Main Road, Dovercourt, Harwich, Essex

A small nature reserve situated between a pub and a supermarket with many delightful features including a boardwalk across a lake and a stream…

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Foresters, Church Street, Harwich

Foresters, 5 Church Street, Harwich, Essex, CO12 3DR

The building is a timber framed and plastered house which was built circa 1450. It is thought to be the oldest house in Harwich and was…

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Harwich Maritime Museum

The Maritime Museum, The Green, Harbour Crescent, Harwich, Essex

Former lighthouse built in 1818, now housing splendid nautical displays. Built on the site of a previous lighthouse which was painted by John…

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High Lighthouse

High Lighthouse, West Street, Harwich, Essex, CO12 3DQ

The most recent addition of The Harwich Society, the building is being set up as a town museum. The High Lighthouse was built in 1818 to line up…

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Historic Harwich Walk

Ha' Penny Pier Visitor Centre, The Quay, Harwich, Essex, CO12 3HH

Guided walking tour lasting approximately 90 minutes. Five centuries of history concentrated on the Harwich Town area. Meet at Ha' Penny Pier…

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Lifeboat Museum

Lifeboat Museum, Harwich, Essex

Former Lifeboat building dating from 1876 housing a 37ft lifeboat used at Clacton between 1868 and 1988, together with a small museum.

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Radar Tower Beacon Hill Fort

Barrack Lane, Harwich, Essex, CO12 3NP

One of the earliest developments of radar in WWII - used to detect German 'E' boats in the Harwich Harbour approaches. Built in 1941 and manned by…

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Redoubt Fort

Main Road, Harwich, Essex, CO12 3LT

180 feet diameter circular fort built in 1808 to defend Harwich against invasion by Napoleon Bonaparte. 11 guns sit on the battlements. Superb 360…

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The Guildhall

Harwich Town Council, Guildhall, 11 Church Street, Harwich, Essex, CO12 3DS

Set in the heart of the historic old seaport, Harwich’s Guildhall is the only Grade I listed building in Harwich. Originally the site of an inn…

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The Treadwheel Crane

The Treadwheel Crane, Harwich Green, Wellington Road, Harwich, Essex

17th century wooden treadwheel crane which was manned by two men, originally used in shipbuilding in the nearby Naval Yard. Moved in 1932 to its…

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Visitor Information Centre - Ha’penny Pier

The Quay, Harwich, Essex, CO12 3HH

The information centre is based in the old ticket office on Ha'penny Pier. Full information about all the local Heritage Open Days sites and…

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