Tymperleys is a Grade 2* listed building that is a significant world class heritage asset held in trust for the people of Colchester by Colchester Borough Council. Tymperleys was bequeathed to the town in 1969 by philanthropist Bernard Mason.
The Tymperleys Community Project Ltd (TCP) was set up specifically to inspire and be a catalyst of learning visit this historic building in person and or online in Colchester’s town centre. Through the efforts and vision of TCP, in the future people from Colchester and worldwide will celebrate the life and times of Elizabethan scientist and physician to Queen Elizabeth 1st, William Gilberd. William Gilberd is recognised as “the Father of electricity”, is arguably the first modern scientist and is one of Colchester’s most famous forefathers.
Members of the Gilberd family, along with national celebrities (Queen guitarist Brian May and others) and acclaimed scientists, have expressed their concern at the proposed sale of the historic “Tymperleys” building in Colchester. It’s a tiny but important museum. If the nation can save William Morris’ Red House, then this is far more important and should be kept out of grubbing commercial hands.
People from around the world are mobilising and pledging their support to promote Tymperleys as the ‘soul of Colchester’ as passionately as Galileo and others supported Gilberd, then living in Tymperleys, promoted magnetism as the ‘soul of the earth’.