Museum of Power

Housed in a former Water Pumping Station, the museum contains a fascinating collection which ranges from a working overhead machine shop to a petrol powered iron. The jewel in our crown is the 'Lilleshall' triple expansion steam pump now back on steam after 50 years. A video can be found here.


On NON event days there is a small CHARGE for entry to the museum, however it is FREE for you to explore our riverside walks, climb our observation platform or enjoy a cream tea in our Steam Pump Tearoom. Entrance fees for our EVENTS are shown on the web site Events Page. There is plenty to do and see for adults and children alike at the Museum of Power.

About Us

The Museum, a unique and fascinating experience for all the family, is located at Langford, near Maldon, Essex and is easily accessible from the A12 (see ‘Visiting’).

Set in seven acres of grounds with the River Blackwater running through, the main exhibits are housed in the 1920s Steam Pumping Station, the former generator hall and boiler house.

Pride of place is given to the magnificent Lilleshall triple-expansion steam engine which was returned to steam for the first time in 50 years in April 2011. Details of running days can be found here. As a result in September 2013 the museum was awarded “Engineering Heritage Listed Status” by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers.

The Museum includes numerous power-related exhibits that will interest young and the not so young, with many working examples of various power sources, machinery, equipment and tools.

In addition, in the former workshop, the Steam Pump Tearooms (opened in April 2011) offer an extensive selection of refreshments and treats for every age where visitors can relax.

Outside in the grounds more attractions can be found including a model village, picnic area and the ever-popular miniature railway providing rides for all ages at selective events. Photographs of some of our exhibits can be found on Flicker, for access click on the right hand button in the address line at the top of the page.

The Directors, staff and volunteers look forward to welcoming you to the Museum of Power soon.

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.........Museum and Tearoom OPEN.......Wednesday to Sunday.... Next events.....23rd....ANTIQUES FAIR...........30th... HALLOWEEN.....Tickets for CHRISTMAS FAYRE now on sale at Maldon Tourist Office.......

A packed month of events On FRIDAY EVENINGS 7th & 4th MODEL VILLAGE ILLUMINATIONS, Sunday 9th MODEL EXHIBITION, 23rd ANTIQUES FAIR, 30th HALLOWEEN with CARS & COFFEE MEET on 16th until 1 o/c.

'Reflections' from a Water Pumping Station: Nabil Ali is our Artist in residence who, during a five month period will be exploring the museum’s collections to form new artwork. He will be sourcing raw material from the grounds turning plants and natural materials into pigments, dyes and art objects. Central to the work is understanding the “process” through research and first hand experiments creating new sculptural artwork which will include imagery related to water, fire, earth and movement and will lead to interactive exhibition of painted structural forms enclosed around trees and within the halls of the 1920’s former water pumping station.Nabil’s residency culminates with an exhibition which opens on 29 October and runs until 26 November. In-depth workshops and talks will be held on the 29th October which provide an insight to the artist's processes and research developed from historic painters' and illuminators manuscripts. By bringing art, nature and science together in his unique way, Nabil shows us new ways to look at our surroundings encouraging us to have a deeper understanding of how different elements can connect and work together.

The museum stages other activities through out the year, information is obtainable from Facebook and Twitter buttons above, you do not require an account to access our pages. Photographs of our events can also be found on the Gallery pages and flicker buttons above.

2016 Application forms are now available for stallholders and exhibitors wishing to attend events and can be found via the ‘Exhibitors' drop down button on the banner line above

Member's Notice

MemebersThe archive section is split into two sections. A member’s only area with a secure login for restricted items and a non-members area.

The restricted area allows members to view restricted files including the archives of ‘Power Up’ , Board and Management (new) meeting minutes as well as legal documents. Members can apply for a free username login here.

If you are not a member and want to apply please complete the application form which can be found here.


General Notices

The musuem has joined up with "" allowing people purchasing goods on line from many well known retailers to nominate it to receive a percentage of the cost as a donation, at no extra charge to the purchase price. To join free of charge please click here.


School Education
School Education Days - Key Stage 1 & 2

Discover the Museum of Power, a beautiful location with a wealth of historic resources to inspire today's children in today's subjects.

Give your class a unique cross-curricular learning experience.  There are opportunities to explore many different subjects in a safe and intriguing environment. A visit to the museum opens up a range of teaching resources not available in the classroom based around the Museums’ wide range of interesting and engaging themes, More details.



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