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 LILLISHALL ENGINE "Marshall"

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
Kids Summer Fun Science
Wednesday 21st August 2019
10:30am-12noon & 1pm-2:30pm £5 per session, picnic lunch available from Tea Room £4.50 each. Full day plus lunch £14 each
Bring the kids along to the Museum for our ‘Summer of STEAM’ Wednesday workshops facilitated by the magical Mad Professor Dean Featuring Hands on Electricity, Communication & Radios, How to be an Inventor and much more! Morning & Afternoon Sessions £5 each (for Children aged 7-12). Child's picnic lunch available in the Steam Pump Tea Room £4.50 OR Full day with lunch £14 each. To book email summer.fun@museumofpower.org.uk Railway Closed, Model Village OPEN
Kids Summer Fun Science
Wednesday 28th August 2019
10:30am-12noon & 1pm-2:30pm £5 per session, picnic lunch available from Tea Room £4.50 each. Full day plus lunch £14 each
Bring the kids along to the Museum for our ‘Summer of STEAM’ Wednesday workshops facilitated by the magical Mad Professor Dean Featuring Hands on Electricity, Communication & Radios, How to be an Inventor and much more! Morning & Afternoon Sessions £5 each (for Children aged 7-12). Child's picnic lunch available in the Steam Pump Tea Room £4.50 OR Full day with lunch £14 each. To book email summer.fun@museumofpower.org.uk Railway Closed, Model Village OPEN
American Car Show
Sunday 1st September 2019
10am-4pm Adult £8.00, Concessions £7.00, Children (5 to 15) £3.00 Children under 5 FREE
American & Custom vehilcles, stalls, music and entertainment Adult £8.00, Concessions £7.00, Children (5-15) £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 steam and other oil / diesel engines will be running
Steampunk Essextraordinaire V
Sunday 15th September 2019
10am-4pm Adult £7.00, Concessions £6.00, Children (5 to 15) £3.00 Children under 5 FREE
American & Custom vehilcles, stalls, music and entertainment Adult £7.00, Concessions £6.00, Children (5-15) £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 steam and other oil / diesel engines will be running
Heritage Weekend (Free Entry to the Museum)
Saturday 21st September 2019 to Sunday 22nd September 2019
10am-4pm Free Entry to Museum
FREE ENTRY TO MUSEUM Miniature steam train CLOSED for rides 'Astaria' model village OPEN SUNDAY only 'Marshall' the Lilleshall pumping engine will be run by compressed air SUNDAY ONLY and other oil / diesel engines will be running SUNDAY ONLY
Astaria Faery Fayre & Candlelit Illuminations
Sunday 29th September 2019
12noon-8pm Adult £6.00, Concessions £5.00, Children (5-15) £3.00, Children Under 5 FREE
First every Faery Fair at the Museum & Astaria Model Village with fairy themed stalls, crafts and competitions. The day finishes with the first Magical evening of 2019 in our Model Village for the children with over 400 candlelit lanterns illuminating the village and its Fairies and Elves. Adult £6.00, Concessions £5.00, Children (5-15) £3.00, Children Under 5 FREE Miniature steam train will be running between 12noon & 6pm 'Marshall' the Lilleshall pumping engine will be running on compressed
Astaria Model Village Candlelit Illuminations (Free Entry)
Friday 4th October 2019
6pm-8pm Free Entry to Museum and Model Village - Donations gratefully accepted
Fridays 4th, 11th & 25th October 2019 Magical evenings in our Model Village for children and adults alike with over 400 candlelit lanterns with Fairies and Elves. FREE ENTRY to Model Village and Museum. Tea Room OPEN for Food & Refreshments Miniature steam train CLOSED for rides 'Marshall' the Lilleshall pumping engine will not be running and other oil / diesel engines will not be running
Model Exhibition & Steam Day
Sunday 6th October 2019
10am-4pm Adult £7.00, Concessions £6.00, Children (5 to 15) £3.00 Children under 5 FREE
Model railway layouts on display, model boats, steam toys and many more models Adult £7.00, Concessions £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 steam and other oil / diesel engines will be running
Astaria Model Village Candlelit Illuminations (Free Entry)
Friday 11th October 2019
6pm-8pm Free Entry to Museum and Model Village - Donations gratefully accepted
Fridays 4th, 11th & 25th October 2019 Magical evenings in our Model Village for children and adults alike with over 400 candlelit lanterns with Fairies and Elves. FREE ENTRY to Model Village and Museum. Tea Room OPEN for Food & Refreshments Miniature steam train CLOSED for rides 'Marshall' the Lilleshall pumping engine will not be running and other oil / diesel engines will not be running
Antiques Fair
Sunday 13th October 2019
9:30am-4pm Adults £3, Children under 15 FREE
Antique stalls inside and outside of the Museum The Museum does not take stall bookings for this event. To book stalls please contact Haddon Events on 07519 276507 or info@haddonevents.co.uk Doors open 9:30am for visitors & Steam Pump Tea Room open 9:30am Adult £3.00, Children under 15 FREE 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
Astaria Model Village Candlelit Illuminations (Free Entry)
Friday 25th October 2019
6pm-8pm Free Entry to Museum and Model Village - Donations gratefully accepted
Fridays 4th, 11th & 25th October 2019 Magical evenings in our Model Village for children and adults alike with over 400 candlelit lanterns with Fairies and Elves. FREE ENTRY to Model Village and Museum. Tea Room OPEN for Food & Refreshments Miniature steam train CLOSED for rides 'Marshall' the Lilleshall pumping engine will not be running and other oil / diesel engines will not be running
Half Term Rock Painting for Kids
Wednesday 30th October 2019 to Friday 1st November 2019
10am-4pm Adults £6.00, Concessions £5.00, Children (5 to 15) £2.50, Children under 5 FREE.
Bring your youngsters along to the Museum during the Half Term Holidays in 2019 and have fun painting and finding rocks around the Museum grounds, plus other craft activities. This is a popular activity with children and adults alike. Click the picture for more info Note that the Museum is closed to the public on Mondays and Tuesdays Normal Museum entry prices apply: Adults £6.00, Concessions £5.00, Children (5 to 15) £2.50, Children under 5 FREE.
Halloween Spooky Science
Sunday 3rd November 2019
10am-4pm Adult £7.00, Concessions £6.00, Children (5-15) £3.00, Children under 5 FREE
Halloween Spooky Science, Educational Science and Magic show with our mad professor and demonstrators, hands on experiments and crafts Adult £7.00, Concessions £6.00, Children (5-15) £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
Christmas Fair
Sunday 1st December 2019
9:30am-4pm Santa Tickets £12, Entry to fair without Santa visit £3
Come and meet SANTA in his Grotto, enjoy a miniature steam train ride, meander through our Christmas stalls and join in with our fun entertainment and children's rides. Ticket prices £12 per person, includes 1 free train ride, other rides £1 per person, a gift bag from Santa and refreshments for children 12 years old and under & Santa's snacks for each person. £3 admission fee for those not booked to see Santa Miniature steam train OPEN for rides 'ASTARIA' model village and Tea Room open
Hornsby engine
Hornsby Engine

Belt Driven Workshop
Belt Driven Workshop

Dials
Marshall's dials

Miniature railway stationMinature Train Railway Station

Heritage Open Days 2019

Heritage Open Days is a National celebration of England's cultural and architectural heritage and includes free admission to buildings, or parts of buildings, which are otherwise not open to the public or that normally charge an entry fee. The Maldon District Open Days event is taking place during 13th to 22nd September 2019.

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