Museum of Power | Visit Maldon

Museum of Power

Hatfield Road Langford Maldon CM9 6QA Telephone 01621 843183

The Museum of Power is located in a former Southend Waterworks pumping station that was built in the 1920's to house the three huge steam pumps that were required to send treated watervia a pipe to Southend-on-Sea.


The steam pumps were shut down in 1963 after a new electric powered pumping station was built short distance away. Two of the pumps were dismantled and sold but the water company had the foresight to keep the newer of the engines in place. That engine is the Lilleshall triple expansion steam pump named 'Marshall' which has now been restored to run under steam power again after 50 years.

Displays within the Museum of Power feature:
  • Steam, electric & nuclear power
  • Domestic power
  • Belt driven workshop containing a wide selection of machine tools
  • Various examples of diesel engines
  • The story of the Langford water works
SPECIAL EVENTS click for more details
Science Sunday at Museum of Power
Sunday 18th March 2018
10:00 to 16:00 Adult £6.00, Children (5 to 15) £3.00 Children under 5 FREE.
Science and Magic wild and wonderful demonstrations by the Steampunk Scientist. Adult £6.00, Children (5 to 15) £3.00 Children under 5 FREE. Miniature steam train OPEN for rides (extra charge applies) 'Astaria' model village OPEN 'Marshall' the Lilleshall pumping engine will be run by compressed air and other oil / diesel engines will be running
Transport Fest at Museum of Power
Sunday 1st April 2018
10:00 to 16:00 Adults £6.00 Concs.£5.00 Children (5-15) £2.00 & Under 5s Free
All forms of pre 1985 transport. Live music,Craft stalls,Entry to museum included Largest Steam Engine in Essex & other historic machines on steam, Miniature steam train rides,.Model Village & Steam Pump Tea Room open.
Antiques Fair
Sunday 15th April 2018
10:00 to 16:00 Adult £3.00, Children under 15 FREE.
Antique stalls inside and outside of the Museum. Miniature steam train CLOSED for rides.'Astaria' model village OPEN. 'Marshall' the Lilleshall pumping engine will not be running and other oil / diesel engines will not be running. Tea Room.
Hornsby engine
Hornsby Engine

Belt Driven Workshop
Belt Driven Workshop

Marshall's dials

Miniature railway stationMinature Train Railway Station

Why not visit the gardens at Beeleigh Abbey The gardens at Beeleigh Abbey will be open again on certain dates in 2018. Click for details
Fancy taking part in this year's Maldon Mud Race? The event takes place on Sunday June 10 at Promenade Park. For details of how to enter this popular event see the Mud Race website