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. 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.


.........Museum and Tearoom OPEN Wednesday to Sunday .......Next Event.........26th & 29th CHRISTMAS WREATH WORKSHOPS.........13th December WINTER WONDERLAND........

The museum has been very successfull in staging popular events through out the year. The last weeks of the year are busy with with our final events. On Sundays 15th November and 20th December on the now popular third Sunday of the month CARS & COFFEE MEET. Bring along your car and talk to like minded visitors or just admire other owners vehicles.

On the 26th and 29th November a two hour CHRISTMAS WREATH WORKSHOP will be taking place in the museum

Mid Essex Casuals present a "DAY at the Museum" on December 19th. 100% off road five mile run / Walk starting from the museum at 10:15am

Tickets are now available from the Maldon Tourist Information Centre 01621 856 503 for the WINTER WONDERLAND event on 13th December a new take on Santa Specials

Do not forget we are open on NEW YEARS DAY for the annual CRANK UP event

More details on our Events page


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.


Member's Notice

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