Cemeteries & Museum

Wivenhoe Town Council's Old Cemetery and New Cemetery are located at Belle Vue Road, CO7 9EH.

The Old Cemetery is an important green space area of safe haven for wildlife and occasionally interments are held there in old family graves.

The Cemetery Chapel in the New Cemetery is home to the Wivenhoe Museum, full of artefacts unique to the town. It is supported by a team of volunteers and is open weekends from May to September, between 10am and 1pm. Another service that can be provided is to carry out searches for family members in digitised burial records, dating back to 1855.

The Chapel Museum also has an area for memorial plaques along the outside wall to commemorate loved ones.

The New Cemetery is almost full and has few spaces left. In the New Cemetery to purchase a plot for burial the deceased must have been a resident of Wivenhoe for a minimum of 20 years and to purchase a plot for ashes interment the deceased must have been a resident of Wivenhoe for a minimum of 10 years or an immediate member of the deceased’s family resides in Wivenhoe and has done so for a minimum of 10 years.

Operational times for burial and interment of ashes is between the hours 10.00am and 2.00pm Monday to Thursday and 10.00am and 11.00am on a Friday

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