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1912 Centre - Details and Pricing
Cow Lane, Kings Quay Street, Harwich, Essex, CO12 3ES

Overnight Group Hire


The old town fire station has been repurposed as a visitor hostel offering comfortable bunk house accommodation. The Centre accommodates up to 26 guests  in bunk beds. Visiting groups enjoy sole use of the Centre, which is compact and easily managed.  We do ask groups to leave the Centre in a clean and tidy condition so we can keep hire costs down. The centrally heated accommodation comprises:​

Ground Floor: Entrance hall, fully equipped kitchen, dining/recreational area 85 sq. metres in size, plus two sleeping cabins,  showers, toilets with disabled access and a drying room.​

Upper Floor: Residents lounge to relax during your stay with views across the harbour, plus four sleeping cabins.

Here is some information to help you plan your stay:

  • Open: All year.

  • Beds & Rooms: up to 26 guests can sleep at the Centre. Please bring your own sleeping bags and towels. There are 3 rooms with 6 bunk beds, 2 rooms with 2 bunk beds and 1 room with 4 bunk beds. 

  • Access: The Centre offers accessible shower and WC on the ground floor. 

  • Location: situated in a quiet residential part of the old town of Harwich with streets lined by characterful heritage buildings. The harbour front, beach, promenade are close by.  The Electric Palace Cinema, museums, local shops and sailing club are within easy walking distance, with a range of pubs, cafes and take aways offer alternatives to self catering.

  • Activities: Harwich Green nearby provides out doors space for recreation, free public launching ramp for boating, long distance cycle route and footpath, visitor trails, guided walks and a seasonal harbour foot ferry service. Our website includes useful links for visitor information and what's on. Ask us if you are looking for something special in Harwich during your stay.  

  • Cost: Standard hire price for sole group use of the 1912 Centre for up to 26 people : 1 night £275, 2 nights £550, 3 nights £800, 4 nights £1,050, 5 nights £1,200, 6 nights £1,350.  Contact us for a quote with your proposed dates.

  • Youth Groups: discounts off standard prices are offered for scout, guide or  youth group bookings - youth group guideline hire price 1 night £170, 2 nights £340, 3 nights £500. Contact us for a quote with your proposed dates.

  • Booking: Pre booking essential. Enquire on-line or call us re availability.No stag or hen groups.

  • Directions by Road: Follow A120 to Harwich Quay, continue past the Navy Yard Wharf. The Centre is located in Cow Lane adjacent to the historic Electric Palace Cinema. Free on-street parking.

  • Public Transport: Harwich Town Railway Station is a short walk from the Centre. Trains to and from Manningtree link with main line London Liverpool Street - Norwich services . The Harwich bus terminus is also close by.

Call us on 01255 552010 or email for bookings and enquiries.

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