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
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

Marshall's dials

Miniature railway stationMinature Train Railway Station

Heritage Open Days 2019




Maldon Town Council has opened new Visitor Information Centre in the Maldon Town Hall

Maldon’s new Visitor Information Centre is located in the foyer of the Town Hall on Market Hill. Open monday to friday between the hours of 10.30am and 3.30pm, Discover Maldon Ambassadors will assist residents and visitors in finding out about local events and venues, travel information and tide times.

A new ticket purchasing facility for local events and performances will be provided in the Town Council Offices on the first floor of the Town Hall during the same times.