Explore the storehouse of Essex history and beyond


Join us for a talk on a range of historical subjects, or find out how to make the most of our wonderful Searchroom.




The Essex Record Office Presents - The Great Tide of 1953

Tuesday 14 January, 10.30am-12.00noon

Tuesday 21 January, 10.30am-12.00noon


Starlight Cinema - January

Tuesday 21 January, 7.00pm - Blade Runner

Tuesday 28 January, 2.00pm - The Birds




The Essex Record Office Presents - Broomfield and Prittlewell: Two Anglo-Saxon princely burials compared

Tuesday 4 February, 10.30am-12.00noon and 2.00pm-3.30pm


Searchroom Tour

Wednesday 12 February, 10.30am - 11.30am


Starlight Cinema - February

Tuesday 4 February, 7.00pm - Mad Max

Tuesday 18 February, 2.00pm - Strangers on a Train

Tuesday25 February, 7.00pm - Alien




The Essex Record Office Presents - Indiscrete Zeal: The life of John Farmer

Tuesday 3 March, 10.30am-12.00noon and 2.00pm-3.30pm


Back to the future: the impact of science across Essex

An Essex Record Office Conference

Saturday 7 March, 9:30am - 4:00pm


Searchroom Tour

Wednesday 11 March, 10.30am - 11.30am


Starlight Cinema - March

Tuesday 10 March, 7.00pm - The Man Who Fell to Earth

Tuesday 17 March, 7.00pm - Psycho

Tuesday 31 March, 2.00pm - Rear Window



The Essex Record Office Presents - Excellent Essex

Tuesday 7 April, 10.30am-12.00noon and 2.00pm-3.30pm




The Essex Record Office Presents - The Day War Came to Clacton-on-Sea

Tuesday 5 May, 10.30am-12.00noon and 2.00pm-3.30pm

Cost of events

Many of our events are free or low cost. You can pay for events by credit debit card in person or by using our online booking system. We accept the following cards:

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If you are unable to pay by credit or debit card then you can pay by cheque or cash at the ERO office.

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