In the heart of Billericay lies Cater Museum. The museum is mainly dedicated to the story of Billericay. If you want to know more about the rich history of Billericay then you might want to visit this museum.
The 18th-19th Century building is packed with stories of life in historic Billericay from its people to local business’ and industries. A highlight of the museum is the Leisure Display, showing how our forefathers amused themselves before the electronic age. Items include a collection of lantern slides, and 18th-century tobacco holder, stereoscopic pictures, and early playing cards. With displays of Roman artifacts, needlework and all the different rooms in the house, you’ll have knowledge overload.
The Cater Museum is situated on Billericay High Street. The nearest large car park can be reached from the High Street, between the Santander bank and New Look. The entrance to the museum is the door between the Lauren Cole clothes shop and the Lords of London jewelers.
Billericay is on the London Liverpool to Southend Victoria line. The train station is a short walk away from the museum. When leaving the station, turn right and walk up the slight hill, turn right again, cross the footbridge and continue walking until you reach the St Mary Magdalen church crossing. Cross here and continue walking up the High Street, the entrance to the museum is the door between the Lauren Cole clothes shop and the Lords of London Jewelers.
The Cater Museum is a distinctly educational stop but a particularly fun one for imaginative kids who can get their history fix and let the daydreams run. It houses many historical artifacts pertinent to Billericay and contains a lot of local information, which is ideal for school aged kids who are researching the period.