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
Coffee & Cars Club
Sunday 23rd June 2019
9am - 1pm every fourth Sunday Donations to Museum gratefully accepted
Coffee & Cars @MOP Fourth Sunday in each month 9am to 1pm Come along and join our monthly enthusiasts meeting. Bring along your classic or modern vehicles together with anything of interest Steam Pump Tea Room OPEN serving breakfasts, hot/cold food, home made cakes and refreshments Unless shown below otherwise, the Miniature steam train will NOT be running for train rides and "Marshall" the Lilleshall pumping engine will NOT be running. Some engines will be run on Compressed Air
Japanese Vehicle & Culture Show
Sunday 30th June 2019
10am-4pm Adult £7.00, Concessions £6.00, Children (5 to 15) £3.00 Children under 5 FREE
Exhibition of classic Japanese cars and bikes, cultural activities, crafts and themed food stalls, entertainment and music Free children's craft section and hunt 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
Classic Vehicle Show including Mini 60th Birthday Celebration
Sunday 21st July 2019
10am-4pm Adult £7.00, Concessions £6.00, Children (5 to 15) £3.00 Children under 5 FREE
Classic Vehicle Show with all types of classic vehicles: Cars, Buses, Bikes and more. Stalls, rides, music & entertainment 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 compressed air and other oil / diesel engines will be running
Kids Summer Fun Science
Wednesday 31st July 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
Bikemeet
Sunday 4th August 2019
10am-4pm Adult £7.00, Concessions £6.00, Children (5 to 15) £3.00 Children under 5 FREE
Sunday 4th August 2019 Classic Motorcycle show with stalls and entertainment Record Fair within the Museum's Engine Hall 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
Kids Summer Fun Science
Wednesday 7th 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 14th 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
DOT Theatre - Sense and Sensibility (evening performance)
Thursday 15th August 2019
7pm-11pm Adult £7.00, Concessions £6.00, Children (5 to 15) £3.00 Children under 5 FREE
'Sense and Sensibility' by Jane Austen presented by DOT Productions - more details to come Ticket Prices £12.00 in advance, £15.00 on the door Tickets will be available from: 1. Maldon Tourist Office – tel no: 01621 856503 2. DOT Production Web-site 3. In person from the Museum of Power Reception Please bring a chair with you – seating is placed on a first come, first serve basis.
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

Beeleigh Abbey Gardens 2019
The Grand Opening of the Ornamental Glasshouse & Herb Garden at Beeleigh Abbey takes place on Friday 21st June around 12pm and Peter Seabrook will be present to cut the ribbon