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Visiting the Tiptree Jam Museum and Shop

When we stayed at Potters Resort in Five Lakes in Essex, we realised that the Tiptree Jam Museum was just a couple of minutes away – and so decided to visit after checking out as a nice little excursion before heading home.

Visiting the Tiptree Jam Museum and Shop

What is the Tiptree Jam Museum?

The Tiptree Museum showcases how the art of preserve-making has advanced over the years at Tiptree. It’s an iconic British brand with a rich history that spans hundreds of years and the museum was created at the home of Tiptree to allow visitors the chance to learn more about such a lovely part of British history.

Visiting the Tiptree Jam Museum and Shop
Visiting the Tiptree Jam Museum and Shop

The history of Tiptree jam

You need to visit the museum for the full Tiptree history, so here’s just a short overview for you. Started in the early 1700s, Trewlands farm was originally an arable farm but by 1865 they had moved to fruit farming and by 1885 The Britannia Fruit Preserving Company was formed and the very first Tiptree preserves were made. The rest, as they say, is history.

Visiting the Tiptree Jam Museum and Shop
Visiting the Tiptree Jam Museum and Shop

Visiting the jam museum

Tiptree have been working to update the museum to give visitors an insight into village life and jam making. It’s free to visit and we spent about an hour there, learning about farming, jam making and how the processes and industry has changed over the years.

Visiting the Tiptree Jam Museum and Shop

The Tiptree museum also has a tea room. – and there are other Tiptree tea rooms across the country. They have great breakfast and lunch menus, a dedicated children’s menu and plenty of hot drinks and sweet treats on offer – including great afternoon tea options!

Visiting the Tiptree Jam Museum and Shop

Our last port of call was the Tiptree shop which sells so much Tiptree produce as well as gift ideas. I can guarantee that when you visit you won’t leave empty handed. We both went home with bags of jam!

Visiting the Tiptree Jam Museum and Shop

We really enjoyed visiting the Tiptree Museum and it was a great way to finish a lovely weekend away. If you are in the area it’s well worth popping in and if you feel like visiting for afternoon tea, make sure you visit the museum at the same time.

You can find out more about the Tiptree Jam Museum over on their website. For reference, the address is: Factory Hill, Tiptree, Colchester CO5 0RF

Visiting the Tiptree Jam Museum and Shop

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  • Donna Wishart

    Donna Wishart is married to Dave and they have two children, Athena (12) and Troy (11). They live in Surrey with their two cats, Fred and George. Once a Bank Manager, Donna has been writing about everything from family finance to days out, travel and her favourite recipes since 2012. Donna is happiest either exploring somewhere new, with her camera in her hand and family by her side or snuggled up with a cat on her lap, reading a book and enjoying a nice cup of tea. She firmly believes that tea and cake can fix most things.

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