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Museum of Power - Keeping Industrial History Alive & Working

Museum site CLOSED to the public, staff & volunteers until further notice due to Coronavirus. Please do not come down to the site.

Steam Pump Tea Room CLOSED until further notice.

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 & Tea Room CLOSED to the public until further notice due to Coronavirus. Site closed to Volunteers, Staff working from home.

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What's on at the Museum!

Next trains running: To be confirmed due to Coronavirus

Museum CLOSED to the public until further notice due to Coronavirus

Steam Pump Tea Room CLOSED until further notice

A full list of Museum Shows and Activities can be viewed here.

Latest News


Museum CLOSED to the public until further notice due to the new Government Advice re the Coronavirus pandemic.

Site closed to Volunteers, Staff working from home. Please do not come down to the site.

Steam Pump Tea Room CLOSED until further notice.


You can make a donation via our Facebook Fundraiser - all donations will go towards supporting the Museum for re-opening once the Government allows us to.

Priti Patel MP becomes Museum of Power Patron

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.”

Steam Pump Tea Room under New Management

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

2020 Events

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.

Camping at the Museum

Click here for details about our camping facililties - camping is available on our show field on weekends it isn't in use for events.


Museum Pass Schemes

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.


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General Notices

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.

School Education Days

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.

Visit Us: Museum of Power, Hatfield Road, Langford, Maldon, Essex CM9 6QA |Tel: +44 (0) 1621 843183 | Directions

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Keeping Industrial History Alive & Working

Museum of Power Introduction Video

Become a Volunteer

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Museum of Power Membership

Museum of Power Newsletter

School Eduction - Key Stage 1 and 2

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Events Calendar

What's On Calendar

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.

We also use Social Media so if you have a Facebook / Twitter Account link to us.

Miniature Train

Miniature Railway

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.


Gardens and Wildlife

Gardens and Wildlife

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.

Model Villiage

Model Village

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.

Museum of Power
Museum of Power, Langford, Essex CM9 6QA
Tel: +44 (0) 1621 843183

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