Frinton's Crossing Cottage, Garden and Railway Museum

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.

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Public access: Frinton's Crossing Cottage is open for coffee mornings every Tuesday morning from 10am to noon from Easter to mid-October, and every third Tuesday of the month during the rest of the year. The Cottage archives and displays can be viewed during the coffee mornings, and at other times by appointment with the archivist ( . Admission is free of charge (although donations are always greatly appreciated!), and volunteers to help maintain the garden on Tuesday mornings are particularly welcome.

Archive material information for researchers: The archives held at Frinton encompass an enormous amount of interesting material relating to the local area, some of which is on display while the rest is in storage. A small donation is requested if the archivist is asked to research information on behalf of visitors. The Trust welcomes any donations of historical material from the public; old property deeds and plans, legal documents, shop receipts, postcards and photographs can combine to provide a better picture of the area in days gone by. The Trust holds all documents and artefacts on behalf of the area and makes them available to the general public.

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