What's on at the Museum


The Museum stages other activities throughout the year, information is obtainable from our Facebook and Twitter pages, you do not require an account to access our pages. Alternatively, you can also signup to our Newsletter Mailing List to be kept updated about What’s on at the Museum during the course of the year.

Click on calendar entry for more details

 


General Information

All Shows start at 10 a.m. and finish at 4 p.m. unless otherwise stated. Entrance fees are as shown against each Show.

The miniature railway is OPEN for Steam train rides at many but not all of our main What's On days. If you are planning a train ride then please see the Running dates. An additional charge is made for the ride. However, we reserve the right to replace the miniature steam engine with a diesel engine as and when operational circumstances may demand. Children under one year old cannot be carried.

The 'Model Village' will be OPEN on First Sunday in the month as well as dates shown below and on its web page found by clicking on the red text.

"Marshall" the Lilleshall triple-expansion steam pumping engine will only RUN at Shows where shown below.

For all What's On days the STEAM PUMP TEA ROOM will be OPEN serving quality refreshments.

2017 Exhibitor Application forms are available on line via the Exhibitors and Contact Us drop down menus above as on line forms or in printable pdf format. Stallholders forms are only available in pdf format.

Private Hire

Some indoor facilities are available for hire to groups and individuals. In addition the Museum has a quiet, level and secluded three-acre field which can be hired out to appropriate groups and organisations for example for weddings and private functions. For details of availability contact the Museum manager via the contact page.

Forthcoming


Attractions Open / Closed / Running

We take every effort to ensure our calendar details are correct. However, details are subject to change without prior notice. To avoid any disappointment please check with the Museum the key attractions are open, running as illustrated below.

Lilleshall Marshall Running on Steam Power

Marshall Running on Steam Power

Lilleshall Marshall Running on Air

Marshall Running on Compressed Air

Oil / Diesel Engines

Museum of Power Oil / Diesel Engines

Miniature Railway

Museum of Power Miniature Railway

‘Astaria’ Model Village

Museum of Power ‘Astaria’ Model Village

Tea / Coffee Room

Museum of Power Steam Pump Tea Room

 

2018 Museum Calendar

 

Essex Pass

Essex Passes are not valid at any of our event days or Summer Holiday Science/Chocolate experiences. They are only valid on normal Museum open days.

MacMillan Coffee Morning:

On 28th September our Steam Pump Tea Room will be hosting our MacMillan Coffee morning. More details to be annouced soon.

New Temporary Exhibitions - February to August

Come and see our new temporary exhibitions: 

Women and Engineering – created with the aim of inspiring the next generation of engineers

People Powering Change – taking a fresh, people centred approach, breathing new life into familiar objects.

These exhibitions form part of our exciting 20th Anniversary celebration project ‘Celebrating the Past and Safeguarding the Future’ and made possible from a National Lottery grant awarded from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF), thanks to money raised by National Lottery players.

Local Social History Exhibition – photographic journey of our local community, created by local historians Irene Allan & Patrick Chaplin

Car Meet

Coffee & Cars @MOP

Fourth Sunday in each month 9am to 1pm

Come along and join our monthly enthusiasts meet. Bring along your classic or modern vehicles together with anything of interest

Steam Pump Tea Room OPEN serving breakfasts, hot/cold food, home make cakes and refreshments

Unless shown below otherwise the Miniature steam train will NOT be runniing for train rides and "Marshall" the Lilleshall pumping engine will NOT be running, other oil / diesel engines will not be running

Marshall Steam Running
Marshall- Air Running
Engines
Miniature Train
Model Village
Tea Room


Astari Model Village

Astaria Model Village (Open First Sunday Every Month)

Free entry to Model Village and Tea Room for refreshments on non paying event days.

A charge is made for entry to the Museum.

Miniature steam train and "Marshall" the Lilleshall pumping engine and other oil / diesel engines will NOT BE RUNNING unless indicated below

Marshall Steam Running
Marshall- Air Running
Engines
Miniature Train
Model Village
Tea Room


 

Shows

 

TransportFest

Transportfest Show

1st April 2018

Pre bookings no longer available

Easter Show with Classic Cars, Military Vehicles, stalls

Adult £6.00, Concessions £5.00, Children (5 to 15) £2.50 Children under 5 FREE.

CONFIRMED - Zorb Balls, Bocking Brass Band, 280 vehicles of all ages & types, plus much more!

Miniature steam train OPEN for rides (extra charge applies)

'Astaria' model village OPEN

'Marshall' the Lilleshall pumping engine will be run by steam and other oil / diesel engines will be running

Marshall Steam Running
Marshall- Air Running
Engines
Miniature Train
Model Village
Tea Room


Antiques Fair

15th April 2018

Antique stalls inside and outside if the Museum

The Museum does not take stall bookings for this event. To book stalls please contact Haddon Events on 07519 276507 or info@haddonevents.co.uk

Doors open 9:30am for visitors - Steam Pump Tea Room open 8:30am

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

Marshall Steam Running
Marshall- Air Running
Engines
Miniature Train
Model Village
Tea Room


Old Tyme Rally

Olde Tyme Rally Show

20th May 2018

Classic Cars, Stalls, Live Music

Adult £6.00, Concessions £5.00, Children (5 to 15) £2.50 Children under 5 FREE.

Miniature steam train OPEN for rides (extra charge applies)

'Astaria' model village OPEN

'Marshall' the Lilleshall pumping engine will be run by steam and other oil / diesel engines will be running

Marshall Steam Running
Marshall- Air Running
Engines
Miniature Train
Model Village
Tea Room


Japanese Matsui Show

Japanese Matsuri Show

10th June 2018

Exhibition of classic Japanese cars and bikes, crafts and themed food stalls, entertainment and music

Free children's craft section and hunt

Adult £6.00, Concessions £5.00, Children (5 to 15) £2.00 Children under 5 FREE

Miniature Steam Train CLOSED - unfortunately due to unexpected work on the track meaning engines cannot be taken out for running.

'Astaria' model village OPEN

'Marshall' the Lilleshall pumping engine will be run by steam and other oil / diesel engines will be running

Marshall Steam Running
Marshall- Air Running
Engines
Miniature Train
Model Village
Tea Room


Barleycorn Fayre

Barleycorn Fayre

15th July 2018

Folk Music, Talks & Workshops, Nature & Ecology, Green Spirituality, Country Crafts

Adult £6.00, Concessions £5.00 Children (5 to 15) £2.00 Children under 5 FREE.

Miniature steam train OPEN for rides (extra charge applies)

'Astaria' model village OPEN

'Marshall' the Lilleshall pumping engine will be run by compressed air and other oil / diesel engines will be running

Marshall Steam Running
Marshall- Air Running
Engines
Miniature Train
Model Village
Tea Room


Bikemeet

Bikemeet Show

5th August 2018

Classic Motorcycle show with stalls and entertainment

Adult £6.00, Concessions £5.00, Children (5 to 15) £2.00 Children under 5 FREE.

Miniature steam train OPEN for rides (extra charge applies)

'Astaria' model village OPEN

'Marshall' the Lilleshall pumping engine will be run by steam and other oil / diesel engines will be running

Marshall Steam Running
Marshall- Air Running
Engines
Miniature Train
Model Village
Tea Room


Classic VW and Campervans

Classic VW Show & Vintage Fair - CANCELLED

19th August 2018

Due to clashing with Maldon Smoke & Fire Festival we regrettably are cancelling this event

The Museum's fields will be used as overflow car parking for the Maldon Smoke & Fire Festival

Parking on site will be £5 per car - this includes free bus ride from the Museum into Maldon for the festival. Parking is open from 9:45am to 8:45pm.

Buses in association with Stephensons running from 10am - 8:30pm.

Museum open as normal for visitors

Our Miniature Railway and Model Village will still be open as scheduled on Sunday 19th August

Marshall Steam Running
Marshall- Air Running
Engines
Miniature Train
Model Village
Tea Room


American Car Show

American Car Show

2nd September 2018

American & Custom vehilcles, Stalls, Music

Adult £7.00, Concessions £6.00, Children £2.00

Miniature steam train OPEN for rides (extra charge applies)

'Astaria' model village OPEN

'Marshall' the Lilleshall pumping engine will be run by steam and other oil / diesel engines will be running

Marshall Steam Running
Marshall- Air Running
Engines
Miniature Train
Model Village
Tea Room


Steampunk IV

Steampunk Essextraordinaire IV

16th September 2018

Victorian Science and fancy dress, Music, Craft stalls, Workshops and stalls

Adult £6.00, Children £3.00, Advance tickets Adult £5.00, Children £2.00

Miniature steam train OPEN for rides (extra charge applies)

'Astaria' model village OPEN

'Marshall' the Lilleshall pumping engine will be run by steam and other oil / diesel engines will be running

Marshall Steam Running
Marshall- Air Running
Engines
Miniature Train
Model Village
Tea Room


Model Exhibition

Model Exhibition and Steam Show

7th October 2018

Model railway layouts on display, model boats and much more

Adult £6.00, Concessions £5.00, Children (5 to 15) £2.00 Children under 5 FREE

Miniature steam train OPEN for rides (extra charge applies)

'Astaria' model village OPEN

'Marshall' the Lilleshall pumping engine will be run by steam and other oil / diesel engines will be running

Marshall Steam Running
Marshall- Air Running
Engines
Miniature Train
Model Village
Tea Room


Antiques Fair

14th October 2018

Antique stalls inside and outside the Museum

The Museum does not take stall bookings for this event. To book stalls please contact Haddon Events on 07519 276507 or info@haddonevents.co.uk

Doors open 9:30am for visitors - Steam Pump Tea Room open 8:30am

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

Marshall Steam Running
Marshall- Air Running
Engines
Miniature Train
Model Village
Tea Room


Christams Fair

Christmas Fair

9th December 2018

Come and meet SANTA in his Grotto, enjoy a miniature steam train ride and meander through our Christmas stalls and join in with our fun entertainment and children's RIDES

Ticket prices £10 per person, includes 1 free train ride, other rides £1 per person. The £10 per person includes a gift for children 12 years old and under.

'ASTARIA' model village and TEAROOM OPEN

'Marshall' the Lilleshall pumping engine will be run by compressed air and other oil / diesel engines will be running

Marshall Steam Running
Marshall- Air Running
Engines
Miniature Train
Model Village
Tea Room


 

Community Days

 

Crank Up

Crank-Up

1st January 2018

Come and join us at the Museum of Power in Langford and 'Crank Up the New Year'. See our Power Machines and 1920's Belt Driven Workshop in Action. See 'Marshall' the Largest Steam Engine in Essex at Work. Come and see the only Model Village in Essex. Browse our Book Fair. Steam Pump Tea Room OPEN

Adult £6.00, Concessions £5.00, Children five to fifteen: £2.00, Children under five: Free.

'Astaria' model village OPEN

NO TRAINS RUNNING - Track fault

'Marshall' the Lilleshall pumping engine will be run by steam and other oil / diesel engines will be running

Marshall Steam Running
Marshall- Air Running
Engines
Miniature Train
Model Village
Tea Room


Wassail

Wassail Community Day

21st January 2018

Traditional folk celebration in the museum grounds with Morris Dancing

FREE ENTRY

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

Marshall Steam Running
Marshall- Air Running
Engines
Miniature Train
Model Village
Tea Room


Free-4-Kids

Free-4-Kidz Community Day

6th May 2018

Childrens activities

Adult £5.00, Children 15 and under FREE

The show will include: karate, kickboxing, pony rides, ice-creams, kids crafts, toys, bouncy castles & rides, instrument zoo, museum hunts, cheerleading, dog agility show, dance, youth orchestra, creepy crawlies, local archaeological exhibits, model exhibits, magician, pantomime, pie throwing, candle rolling, children’s books, children’s party entertainment

Miniature steam train OPEN for rides. One free ride per child with entrance ticket (extra charge applies for further rides)

'Astaria' model village OPEN

'Marshall' the Lilleshall pumping engine will be run by compressed air and other oil / diesel engines will be running

Marshall Steam Running
Marshall- Air Running
Engines
Miniature Train
Model Village
Tea Room


DOT Theatre (Evening Performance)

Thursday 9th August 2018

A Woman of No Importance’ by Oscar Wilde presented by DOT Productions

"I can never repent. I would rather be your mother than pure" - Mrs Arbuthnot

Lady Hunstanton’s house party is in full swing when Gerald Arbuthnot is announced as secretary to the witty Lord Illingworth. However once Gerald’s mother makes an appearance suddenly his future is uncertain. Should Mrs Arbuthnot tell her son the truth she has hidden all these years? Would Gerald and Society ever forgive her ? After all, who would believe Lord Illingworth to be a man of no importance?

Comic melodrama and social scandal bubble away in this classic Oscar Wilde satire. With a cast of 6 and DOT Productions renowned style, this dramatic comedy is guaranteed to delight.

Tickets Price:
£12 in advance – or - £15 on the door

Tickets available from:
1.  Maldon Tourist Office – tel no: 01621 856503
2.  DOT Production Web-site: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/date/467054
3.  In person from the Museum of Power Reception

Please bring a chair with you – seating is placed on a first come, first serve basis.
Pre-theatre suppers available in the Steam Pump Tea Room from 5.30pm – please book in advance via tel:  01621 843183 (ask for Clare) or e-mail: enquiries@museumofpower.org.uk

Marshall Steam Running
Marshall- Air Running
Engines
Miniature Train
Model Village
Tea Room


Heritage Weekend

Heritage Weekend (Free Entry to the Museum)

8/9th September 2018

FREE ENTRY TO MUSEUM

Miniature steam train NOT OPEN for rides

'Astaria' model village OPEN SUNDAY only

'Marshall' the Lilleshall pumping engine will be run by compressed air SUNDAY ONLY and other oil / diesel engines will be running SUNDAY ONLY

Marshall Steam Running
Marshall- Air Running
Engines
Miniature Train
Model Village
Tea Room


Model Village Candlelight Evenings (Free Entry to the Village)

5th and 12th October 2018

Magical evenings in our Model Village for the children with over 400 candlelit lanterns with Fairies and Elves.

FREE ENTRY to Model Village and Museum. Tea Room OPEN for refreshments.

Miniature steam train will be NOT be running

'Marshall' the Lilleshall pumping engine will not be running and other oil / diesel engines will not be running

Marshall Steam Running
Marshall- Air Running
Engines
Miniature Train
Model Village
Tea Room


Christmas Wreath Workshop

Christmas Wreath Workshops

25th November and 2nd December 2018 11am-1pm

FREE ENTRY to Museum. Pre bookings only - call 01621 843183

Tea Room OPEN for refreshments

Miniature steam train will be NOT be running

'Marshall' the Lilleshall pumping engine will not be running and other oil / diesel engines will not be running

Marshall Steam Running
Marshall- Air Running
Engines
Miniature Train
Model Village
Tea Room


 

Learning Days

 

Science Sunday

Science Sunday (Educational Science and Magic)

18th March 2018

Science and Magic wild and wonderful demonstrations by Dean the Steampunk Scientist

CONFIRMED - Pepper the Robot (Essex Robotics), My World of Atoms and more to come!

Adult £6.00, Children (5 to 15) £3.00 Children under 5 FREE.

Miniature steam train OPEN for rides (extra charge applies)

'Astaria' model village OPEN

'Marshall' the Lilleshall pumping engine will be run by compressed air and other oil / diesel engines will be running

Marshall Steam Running
Marshall- Air Running
Engines
Miniature Train
Model Village
Tea Room


Easter Egg Painting

Easter Holidays Easter Egg Painting For Kids

Wednesday 4th April to Friday 13th April

Bring the kids down to the Museum of Power for our fun Easter Holiday egg painting activity.

This is a popular activity with children and adults alike. Click the picture for more info.

Note that the museum is closed to the public on Mondays and Tuesdays.

Normal museum entry prices apply:

Adults £5, Concessions £4.50, Children (5-15) £2, Under 5s FREE.

Marshall Steam Running
Marshall- Air Running
Engines
Miniature Train
Model Village
Tea Room


Half Term Rock Painting

Summer Half Term Rock Painting For Kids

Wednesday 30th May to Sunday 3rd June

Bring your youngsters along to the Museum of Power during the Summer Half Term Holiday and have fun painting and finding rocks around the museum grounds.

This is a popular activity with children and adults alike. Click the picture for more info.

Note that the museum is closed to the public on Mondays and Tuesdays.

Normal museum entry prices apply:

Adults £5, Concessions £4.50, Children (5-15) £2, Under 5s FREE.

Marshall Steam Running
Marshall- Air Running
Engines
Miniature Train
Model Village
Tea Room


Kids Summer Fun Science

Kid's Summer Fun Science (Educational Science and Art)

Every Wednesday in August 2018 : 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th

Bring the kids along to the Museum of Power for our ‘Summer of STEAM’ Wednesday workshops facilitated by magical duo Darren & Dean.

Featuring the combined superpowers of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Maths; STEAM is a great way to get children excited about the arts & sciences.

Included in our Wednesday programmes will be building your own Electric Motor, Steampunk Costuming & Storytelling, how to be an inventor and much more!

Morning & Afternoon Sessions £3 each (for Children aged 7-12) Child's picnic lunch available in Steam Pump Tea Room £4.50 OR Full day with lunch £10 each. To book email summer.fun@museumofpower.org.uk

Miniature steam train CLOSED for rides (extra charge applies)

'Astaria' model village OPEN

"Marshall" the Lilleshall pumping engine will not be running and other oil / diesel engines will not be running

Marshall Steam Running
Marshall- Air Running
Engines
Miniature Train
Model Village
Tea Room


Kids Summer Fun Science

The Power of Chocolate Experience

Every Friday in August 2018 : 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th & 31st

Bring the kids along to the Museum of Power for our chocolate experience! Each workshop lasts an hour and includes learning about the history of chocolate, how to make chocolate and creating your own designs, plus you get to take home your creations!

Sessions are 10am, 11:30am, 1pm & 2:30pm

Only 10 spaces available per session

Sessions £3 each (for Children aged 5+)

To book email chocolate@museumofpower.org.uk

Miniature steam train CLOSED for rides (extra charge applies)

'Astaria' Model Village closed

"Marshall" the Lilleshall pumping engine will not be running and other oil / diesel engines will not be running

Marshall Steam Running
Marshall- Air Running
Engines
Miniature Train
Model Village
Tea Room


Halloween Spooky Science

Halloween Spooky Science (Educational Science and Magic)

4th November 2018

Halloween Spooky Science, Educational Science and Magic show with our mad professor, hands on experiments and crafts

Adult £6.00, Children (5 to 15) £3.00 Children under 5 FREE.

Miniature steam train OPEN for rides (extra charge applies)

'Astaria' model village OPEN

'Marshall' the Lilleshall pumping engine will be run by compressed air and other oil / diesel engines will be running

Marshall Steam Running
Marshall- Air Running
Engines
Miniature Train
Model Village
Tea Room


 

Tea Room

 

Valentine's Afternoon Tea

Valentines Day Afternoon Tea

11th February 2018 - NO FURTHER BOOKINGS AVAILABLE

Prior booking required 10.00am to 3.30pm 01621 843183 ask for Tea Room

Out of hours call Clare tel: 07535 458504

Afternoon Tea sittings at 2.00pm and 3.30pm

Adult £13.95, Children £7.95

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

Marshall Steam Running
Marshall- Air Running
Engines
Miniature Train
Model Village
Tea Room


Mother's Day Afternoon Tea

Mothers Day Afternoon Tea

11th March 2018

Prior booking required 10.00am to 3.30pm 01621 843183 ask for Tea Room

Out of hours call Clare tel: 07535 458504

FREE Entry for Mothers

Afternoon Tea sittings at 2.00pm and 3.30pm click on poster for details

Adult £13.95, Children £7.95

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

Marshall Steam Running
Marshall- Air Running
Engines
Miniature Train
Model Village
Tea Room


Father's Day Afternoon Tea

Fathers Day Afternoon Tea

17th June 2018

Prior booking required 2.00pm to 3.30pm 01621 843183 ask for Tea Room

Out of hours call Clare tel: 07535 458504

FREE entry for Fathers

Afternoon Tea sittings at 2.00pm and 3.30pm - click on poster for details

Adult £13.95 Children £7.95

Alternatively why not opt for a Cheese or Ham Ploughman's Lunch £7.95 or Cheese and Ham Ploughman's for £8.95

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

Marshall Steam Running
Marshall- Air Running
Engines
Miniature Train
Model Village
Tea Room


Christmas Afternoon Tea

Christmas Afternoon Tea

5th, 7th, 12th & 14th December 2018

Prior booking required 10.00am to 3.30pm 01621 843183 ask for Tea Room

Out of hours call Clare tel: 07535 458504

FREE Entry for Mothers

Afternoon Tea sittings at 2.00pm and 3.30pm click on poster for details

Adult £16.95, Children £8.95

Miniature steam train CLOSED for rides

'Astaria' model village CLOSED

'Marshall' the Lilleshall pumping engine will not be running and other oil / diesel engines will not be running

Marshall Steam Running
Marshall- Air Running
Engines
Miniature Train
Model Village
Tea Room


 

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Museum of Power
Museum of Power, Langford, Essex CM9 6QA
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