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the gallery

exhibitions by East Anglian artists

The Naze Tower art gallery features three exhibitions each year.

Throughout our season we show and sell work by established and up coming artists from East Anglia working in a range of media including 2d, 3d and crafts. Much of the art is inspired by the local area and coastline and sometimes the Naze and the Tower itself.

All the artworks in the gallery are for sale including crafts, unframed and framed artworks from £10 upwards. The small shop in the Tower on the ground floor sells books, gifts, souvenirs and cards. 

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If you love art, become a member of the Naze Tower and be invited to all the private views.

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shop

Some of the work exhibited at the Naze Tower is now available to buy in our new online shop.

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the museum

history of the Tower 
and The Naze

The museum explores the fascinating history of the Naze Tower and provides information on the ecology and geology of the Naze, the coastal erosion problem and the Crag Walk coastal scheme. A collection of fossils and artefacts found at the Naze are on display.

If you have any interesting information, images or items on the Tower, the Naze or Walton Backwaters, we would love to hear from you.

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our history

Trinity House built the 86ft octagonal Naze Tower in 1720 as a navigational mark to aid shipping. Originally housing a beacon it is the predecessor of the reflective lighthouse that became commonplace in the 19th century.

The Naze Tower is a Grade II* listed building of unique architectural and historic interest and is the only one of its kind in existence. This listing places it in the top 5% of heritage buildings and the top twenty listed lighthouses in the country.

 

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the café

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Throughout 2021 we are serving food, drinks and ice cream all day from the new Shepherds Hut outside the Naze Tower. This allows us to have visitors going up the Tower and run our tea room but with more space for social distancing. Limited inside seating will be available from 17 May in line with the Goverment’s Roadmap (maybe subject to change). A wooden shelter when not in use for educational visits will be used for seating for the tea rooms with some protection from the elements outside.

The tea rooms in the Naze Tower serve food and refreshments all day (including takeaway) from 10am – 5pm. The tea rooms are located on the 1st and 2nd floors and there is also seating on the grass area outside, with great views of the Naze and out to sea. We have numerous picnic benches and tables and chairs with windbreakers.

We serve freshly prepared hot and cold lunches, snacks and specials. We also have a wide selection of cakes, ice creams, cold and hot drinks. We specialise in Barista coffee – our Green Farm coffee beans are roasted in Norfolk and our cakes and bread are from the local Lilley’s Bakery.

Free admission to Tea Rooms in the Tower

360° coastal views

viewing platform

Lots of people go up the Naze Tower for the spectacular 360° panoramic views from the viewing platform at the top. What you see changes daily and even hourly with the tides and the weather.

You reach the top via a 111 step spiral staircase but the view is well worth the climb! There are eight rooms in the Tower so there are constant breaks in the climb and you can go at your own speed and take in the museum and art galleries on the way.

On clear days from the top you can see up to 30 miles away; North to Orford Ness, South to the coast of Kent and out to sea, the principality of Sealand. The views of the beach, cliffs, the Naze, Walton Backwaters and the town of Walton-on-the-Naze are always impressive. Remember to bring your binoculars!

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viewing platform

Lots of people go up the Naze Tower for the spectacular 360° panoramic views from the viewing platform at the top. What you see changes daily and even hourly with the tides and the weather.

You reach the top via a 111 step spiral staircase but the view is well worth the climb! There are eight rooms in the Tower so there are constant breaks in the climb and you can go at your own speed and take in the museum and art galleries on the way.

On clear days from the top you can see up to 30 miles away; North to Orford Ness, South to the coast of Kent and out to sea, the principality of Sealand. The views of the beach, cliffs, the Naze, Walton Backwaters and the town of Walton-on-the-Naze are always impressive. Remember to bring your binoculars!

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