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
Classic VW and Vintage Fair
Sunday 19th August 2018
10:00 to 16:00 Adults £6, Concs.£5, Children (5-15yrs) £2, Under 5s go free
At the Classic VW and Vintage Fair, you can enjoy the variety of Beetles and Campervans, as well as Show and Shine. There will also be live music, and vintage & retro stalls for you to browse.
American Car Show
Sunday 2nd September 2018
10:00 to 16:00 Adults £6.00 Concs.£5.00 Children (5-15) £2.00 & Under 5s Free
Large display of Classic American and Custom Vehicles. Live Music and Dance. Steam Train Rides & Family Entertainment.
Steampunk Essextraordinaire IV
Sunday 16th September 2018
10:00 Adults £6 Children £3 Under 2s go free
Explore the splendid world of Victorian Steampunk and join us at the Museum of Power for a day of delightful diversions, incredible inventions and elegant eccentricity. Immerse yourself in a fantastical future as imagined by the past!
Hornsby engine
Hornsby Engine

Belt Driven Workshop
Belt Driven Workshop

Marshall's dials

Miniature railway stationMinature Train Railway Station

Heritage Open Days
Held every September to celebrate our fantastic history and culture. It's your chance to see hidden places and try out new experiences – all of which are FREE.