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 Tea Room. 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.
|"Museum and Tearoom Open Wednesday to Sunday - 29th January till 20th December 2020"|
A full list of Museum Shows and Activities can be viewed here.
At their October Annual General Meeting, the Trustees of the Museum of Power have formally adopted Witham MP, Priti Patel as a Patron.
Dick Waylen, Chairman of the Trustees of the Museum said: “We are delighted that Priti accepted our invitation to become one of our Patrons and the Trustees were more than pleased to confirm it. Priti has been a good friend to the Museum, visiting us on many occasions including attending some of our major events. It was a natural progression for us to invite her to become a Patron and her name on our letterhead will be of great help in our current efforts to promote the Museum and raise match funding for our proposed National Lottery Heritage Fund application, which we hope will lead to the construction of a new building to house our reception and much needed additional display areas.”
Priti said: “I was flattered to be invited to become a Patron of the Museum and if my name helps them with their publicity and fundraising, I will be delighted. The Museum of Power is a charity that is doing a very important job in both preserving a major part of our history through exhibits that illustrate the development of the technology of power over time and in educating young people about our heritage. I am particularly impressed with the Museum’s schools programme, about which they briefed me in some detail during my last visit. I wish them well with their National Lottery Heritage Fund application.”
Sam White took over the running of the Steam Pump Tea Room on 1st October 2019 - we have refreshed the tea room and added a new menu. For more details Click Here
Click here for details about our 2020 events which are now available to book for - you can find booking forms using the What's on drop down menu at the top of the page.
Click here for details about our camping facililties - camping is available on our show field on weekends it isn't in use for events.
The Museum is part of the following schemes:
East Anglian Pass – free child with a full paying adult (excludes special event days) - save £2 click here for full details.
Childrens University – The Museum is a great place to get hours on your Children's university passport. Bring the kids along - click here for full details.
The staff at the Museum (Debbie Thomas, James Gulleford & Jeanette Stilts) are fully occupied and taking on more work to make the Museum even better. As a result we need to prioritise their time, to arrange a meeting please ring and make an appointment before turning up.
The Museum welcomes all dogs as long as they are well behaved and kept on lead while they are visiting, including on event days.
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.
Visit Us: Museum of Power, Hatfield Road, Langford, Maldon, Essex CM9 6QA |Tel: +44 (0) 1621 843183 | Directions
Keeping Industrial History Alive & Working
The Museum stages other activities throughout the year, information is obtainable from the calendar page or sign up to our Newsletter to be kept informed.
A most popular attraction for children adults and families alike this fabulous 7¼” gauge miniature railway’s main line carries passengers on a journey of over one quarter of a mile through the seven acres of mature woods and meadows that make up the Museum grounds.
The River Blackwater that flows through the grounds of the Museum is home to a number of types of freshwater fish including dace, roach, chub, pike, carp and the recently reintroduced brown trout. Other ‘visitors’ to the grounds and the river include the water otter.
Discover our model village situated in the grounds of our gardens.
For two Friday evenings during October the model village is illuminated by approximately 500 candles.