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
Olde Tyme Rally
Sunday 14th May 2017
10am - 4pm Adults £6 / Concessions £5 / Children 5-15 £2 / Children under 5 FREE
Classic vehicle display. Live band. Stalls and family entertainment. Miniature steam train rides. Tea room and model village open.
Free 4 Kids
Sunday 28th May 2017
10am - 4pm Free for children 15 and under. Over 15's £4
Children's fun day with free entry and a free train ride for children up to fifteen years old. Also featuring games, rides, bouncy castle, animal handling, sweets & treats, face painting, crafts and stalls.
Japanese AutoFest
Sunday 11th June 2017
10am - 4pm Adults £6, Concessions £5, Children 5-15 £2.50, Under 5's FREE
Display of Japanese classic and performance cars and bikes. Stalls and displays of Japanese culture and food.
Spirit of the Corn Festival
Saturday 15th July 2017 to Sunday 16th July 2017
Saturday 10am - 7pm / Sunday 10am - 4pm Entry: £5 per adult £2 per child age 5-15 Under 5's free Weekend ticket £8
There will be craft stalls selling handmade wares, spiritual stalls selling esoteric wares and crystals, a healing area with holistic therapies, spiritual readers. Bringing in the folk side of Summer, we will have country crafts, folk music in the acoustic area and country craft demonstrations. There will be workshops and talks on a variety of subjects throughout the weekend. As usual our festivals can't be the same without the eclectic array of amazing live music in many genres throughou
BikeMeet - Classic Motorcycle Show
Sunday 6th August 2017
10am - 4pm Adults £6 / Concessions £5 / Children 5-15 £2 / Under 5's FREE
Classic, vintage, race & touring motorcycle displays. Trials demonstrations. Club stands. Stalls. Live band. Miniature steam train ride. Family entertainment.
Classic VW Show & Antiques Fair
Sunday 13th August 2017
10am - 4pm Adults £6 / Concessions £5 / Chidlren 5-15 £2 / Children under 5 £2
Classic VW show with vintage and retro stalls. Live music. Show & Shine. See Herbie the Love Bug. The museum's miniature steam train will be running and Marshall our giant steam engine will be working under steam.
American Car Show
Sunday 3rd September 2017
10am - 4pm Adults £7, Concessions £6, Children £2, Under 5's free
Popular classic American car show with hot rods and custom cars. Steam train rides, model village open, tea room open, stalls and entertainment.
Steampunk Essextraordinaire III
Sunday 24th September 2017
10am - 4pm Adult £6, Children (5-15) £3, Children under 5 FREE
Explore the fantastical world of Victorian Steampunk Featuring Craft Market, Burlesque, Live Music, Magic and Theatre, Talks & Workshops. Miniature steam train open for rides,'Astaria' fairy village open, 'Marshall" the giant pumping engine will be run by steam. Refreshments including Cream Teas, Cakes, Real Ale & Cider available.
Astaria Fairy Village Candlelight Evening
Friday 6th October 2017
6pm - 8pm FREE
See our fairy village Astaria lit up with four hundred candle lanterns. See if you can spot the sleepy villagers as they make their way home to bed after a long day of work in their tiny world. Free entry to museum. Tea room open for refreshements.
Model Exhibition & Steam Day
Sunday 8th October 2017
10am - 4pm Adult £6 / Concession £5 / Child 5-15 £2.50 / Child under 5 FREE
See the world in miniature with model railway layouts, model boats and more. Watch Marshall our giant steam engine work under steam. Miniature steam engine rides available. Tea room and Astaria village open.
Astaria Fairy Village Candlight Evening
Friday 13th October 2017
6pm - 8pm FREE
See our fairy village Astaria lit up with four hundred candle lanterns. See if you can spot the sleepy villagers as they make their way home to bed after a long day of work in their tiny world. Free entry to museum. Tea room open for refreshements.
Halloween Spooky Science Day
Sunday 29th October 2017
10am - 4pm Adults £6 / Children £3
Come and bring the family along for our Halloween Spooky Science day at the Museum of Power. Featuring our very own Mad Professor's science and magic show, interactive experiments and crafts, spooky storytelling, live creepy crawlies to hold, miniature steam train rides, toffee apples and baked potatoes, scary facepainting and more..
Christmas Fair
Sunday 10th December 2017
10am - 4pm £8
Visit Santa in his grotto - with gift for under 12's. Take a ride on our miniature steam train. Enjoy a goodie bag of seasonal treats. Celebrate Christmas with seasonal entertainment. Wander through our Christmas market.
Hornsby engine
Hornsby Engine

Belt Driven Workshop
Belt Driven Workshop

Dials
Marshall's dials

Miniature railway stationMinature Train Railway Station

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BEELEIGH ABBEY GARDENS
The gardens at Beeleigh Abbey will be open to the public again this year on selected days. Click here for details
 
SPLASH PARK OPENING DATES
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Carters Steam Fair