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
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Explore & Discover Half Term Activities
Wednesday 19th February 2020 to Sunday 23rd February 2020
Adults £6.00, Concessions £5.00, Children (5 to 15) £2.50 and Children under 5 FREE
Bring your youngsters along to the Museum during the February Half Term Holidays and join in the fun of our:
Bug Hunt – join Essex Wildlife to find the bugs and creepy crawlies in our grounds
Arts and Crafts – have fun painting, hiding and finding rocks around the Museum grounds, bubble art, and other craft activities.
Power of Push & Pull – Make aeroplanes from household items and try to fly them the furthest. Make a simple catapult from household items and see how far you can catapult marshmallows.
Astaria Model Village open on Thursday 20th February ONLY
Note that the Museum is closed to the public on Mondays and Tuesdays
Sunday 29th March 2020
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Belt Driven Workshop
Minature Train Railway Station