Harwich Museum

Customs men vs Packet Boat Captains

In late 18th century Harwich, power comes from one of two sources: the Treasury or the Post Office.
These two institutions do not work harmoniously together.
Anyone wanting to get ahead must decide if they support the customs men or if they are for the Packet Boat Captains.
Harwich, being a “Rotten Borough”, means you have to choose your allegiances carefully.


Tickets £ 3.50 each  (free for season ticket holders).

Save with our great value Season Ticket Adult £12.

“All season tickets are valid for 12 months from the date of purchase. 

The expiry date is on the front of the card, and your season ticket must be shown on admission to the museum and events.  

Please note, cards are not transferable”

During this period the holder may make unlimited visits to the Museum during public opening times.

This also includes entry on special event days and talks.

Seats are limited so please book by emailing groupbookings@harwichmuseum.co.uk