Calendar of Events 2017

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

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January
February
March
April
1st New Year Crankup 12th Valentines Afternoon Tea 10th / 11th / 12th Disabled Access Day 2nd Antiques Fair
22nd Wassail

26th Cars & Coffee Meet

19th Science Sunday 16th Transport Fest

22nd Cars & Coffee Meet

  26th Mother's Day Afternoon Tea

23rd Cars & Coffee Meet

    26th Cars & Coffee Meet

 
May
June
July
August
14th Olde Tyme Rally 11th Japanese Auto Matsuri 15 / 16th Spirit of the Corn Festival

5th Outdoor Cinema - Harry Potter
28th Free 4 Kidz 18th Father's Day Afternoon Tea 23rd Cars & Coffee 2nd Anniversary Meeting 6th Bikemeet
28th Cars & Coffee Meet

25th Cars & Coffee Meet

  10th DOT Theatre Company present "Emma"

      13th Classic VW & Vintage Fair

      27th Cars & Coffee Meet

September
October
November
December
2nd Outdoor Cinema 'Grease' & BBQ (PM) 6th & 13th Model Village Candlelight Illuminations 26th Cars & Coffee Meet 10th Christmas Fayre
3rd American & Custom Car Show 8th Model Exhibition & Steam Day 17th Cars & Coffee Meet

10th / 11th Heritage Weekend 15th Antiques Fair    
24th Steampunk Essesextraordinaire llI 22nd Cars & Coffee Meet    
24th Cars & Coffee Meet 29th Halloween Spooky Science    

General Information

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

The miniature railway is OPEN for Steam train rides at many but not all of our main events. 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 events where shown below.

For all events 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. Stall holders 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



.........Museum and Tea Room OPEN Wednesday to Sunday...........Next events.....16th.....TRANSPORTFEST....... SUNDAY.......23rd.....morning..... CARS & COFFEE MEET...........

 

Events Details 2017

Every Fourth Sunday of the Month

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Cars and Coffee Meet

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

First Sunday of the Month

Model Village

 

Astaria Model Village

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

1st January

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New Years Day Crank Up

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. Have a ride on our ever popular Miniature Steam Railway. 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.

Miniature steam train will be running (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

22nd January

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Wassail

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 run or other oil / diesel engines

12th February

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Valentines Day AFTERNOON TEA

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

Out of hours call Clare 07854 701713

Afternoon Tea sittings at 2.00pm and 3.30pm

Adult £12:95; Children (5 to 15) £6:95 Children under 5 N/A.

Miniature steam train CLOSED for rides

'Astaria' model village OPEN

"Marshall" the Lilleshall pumping engine will NOT be running, other oil / diesel engines will be running

10th / 11th / 12th March

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DISABLED ACCESS DAY

FREE entry for disabled and careers, Adult £5:00; Concessions £4:50; Children (5 to 15) £2:00 Children under 5 FREE.

As well as free entry to the museum for the disabled and carers throughout the duration of the event on Sunday only there will be a couple of drop in workshops.

First workshop is being run by Essex artist Paula McGregor who will be providing a drop in mixed media mosaic workshop.

Second workshop is being run by disabled Essex magician Dean Allen Jones, who will be teaching magic to groups, not only working AROUND any issues but working WITH them. Dean will also be talking about great magicians of the past who faced challenges due to physical and mental problems.

If you have any friends or family with disabilities, why not take this opportunity to join us on Sunday.

Miniature steam train CLOSED for rides

'Astaria' model village OPEN

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

19th March

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Science Sunday

Science and Magic wild and wonderful demonsatrations by the Steampunk Scientist

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 AIR and other oil / diesel engines will be running

26th March

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Mother's Day AFTERNOON TEA

Prior booking required call museum 01621 843183 and ask for tearoom or

Clare 07745 577204 Free entry for Mothers

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

Adult £12:95; Children (5 to 15) £6:95 Children under 5 N/A

Miniature steam train CLOSED for rides (extra charge applies)

'Astaria' model village OPEN

"Marshall" the Lilleshall pumping engine will NOT be running, other oil / diesel engines will be NOT running

2nd April

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Antiques Fair

Antique stalls inside and outside if the museum

Adult £3:00; Children under 15 FREE

Miniature steam train CLOSED for rides (extra charge applies)

'Astaria' model village OPEN

"Marshall" the Lilleshall pumping engine will NOT be running, other oil / diesel engines will be running

16th April

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Transport Fest

Easter Show with Classic Cars, Military Vehicles, stalls

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

14th May

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Olde Tyme Rally

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

28th May

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Free 4 Kids

Childrens activities

Adult £4:00; Children 15 and under FREE

Miniature steam train OPEN or 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 NOTbe running and other oil / diesel engines will be running

11th June

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Japanese Auto Matsuri

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 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

18th June

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Father's Day AFTERNOON TEA

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

Out of hours call Clare 07745 577204

FREE entry for Fathers

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

Adult £15:95; Children (5 to 15) £7:50 Children under 5 N/A

Miniature steam train CLOSED for rides

'Astaria' model village OPEN

"Marshall" the Lilleshall pumping engine will NOT be running, other oil / diesel engines will NOT be running

15th / 16th July

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Spirit of the Corn

Adult £5:00 per day £8:00 for weekend; Children (5 to 15) £2:00 Children under 5 FREE.

Miniature steam train OPEN for rides Sunday only (extra charge applies)

'Astaria' model village OPEN

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

23rd July

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Cars & Coffee - 2nd Anniversary Meeting

Adult £5:00; Children (5 to 15) £2:00 Children under 5 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

5th August

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Outdoor Cinema - 'Harry Potter & the Philosopher's Stone' (Evening)

Outdoor cinema screening of 'Harry Potter & the Philosopher's Stone'

Come and watch the wizardry and witchcraft of J.K. Rowlings first book adapted to screen. Gates open at 8pm, come and enjoy food & drink from our stalls or bring a picnic. Film will start approximately 9:30pm. Bring something warm to wear and something comfy to sit on.

Tickets: £12; 4+ Tickets £10 each; available online via spectrumsreenevents.co.uk or from the Museeum on 01621 843183

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

6th August

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Bikemeet

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

10th August

DOT Poster

 

DOT Theatre

7:30pm performance "EMMA" by Jane Austen

Emma Woodhouse has the world at her fingertips. Life seems pretty good – if a bit boring – and so Emma decides to spice things up by taking on a protégé, Harriet Smith. Although determined never to marry herself, Emma immediately decides to find Harriet a husband and sets about playing cupid with the village men. When her carefully laid plans unravel and lead to consequences she never expected, Emma learns life doesn't always go the way you want it to!

Tickets £12 in advance; £15 on door; from Maldon Tourist Office 01621 856503

Miniature steam train NOT OPEN for rides

'Astaria' model village OPEN

"Marshall" the Lilleshall pumping engine will NOT be running nor any other oil / diesel engines

Pre-theatre suppers available from 5pm. Prior booking required. Call Museum on 01621 843183 or Clare 07745 577204

13th August

Grease

 

Classic VW Show

Classic VW Beetles & Campervans. Stalls, Music

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

2nd September

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Outdoor Cinema - 'Grease' & BBQ (Evening)

Outdoor cinema screening of 'GREASE SING-A-LONG' with evening BBQ

Come along, boogie and sing-a-long to songs like 'Summer Nights' and 'Hopeless Devoted to You'. Gates open at 7pm and you can enjoy food & drink from our stalls or bring a picnic. Film will start approximately 8:30pm. Bring something warm to wear and something comfy to sit on. Remember 'You Are the One That I Want'.

Tickets: £12; 4+ Tickets £10 each; available online via spectrumsreenevents.co.uk or from the Museeum on 01621 843183

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

3rd September

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American Car Show

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

9th / 10th September

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Heritage Weekend

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 AIR on SUNDAY ONLY other oil / diesel engines will be running SUNDAY ONLY

24th September

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Steampunk Essextraordinaire III

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

6th / 13th October

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Model Village Candlelit Illumination Evenings

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 and other oil / diesel engines will NOT be running

8th October

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Model Exhibition & Steam Day

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

15th October

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Antiques Fair

Antique stalls inside and outside the museum

Adult £3:00; Children under 15 FREE

Miniature steam train CLOSED for rides (extra charge applies)

'Astaria' model village OPEN

"Marshall" the Lilleshall pumping engine will NOT be running, other oil / diesel engines will NOT be running

29th October

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Halloween Spooky Science

Spooky science 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 NOT be running, other oil / diesel engines will NOT be running

10th December

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Christmas Fayre

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 childrens RIDES

Ticket prices 8.00 per person and includes a visit to SANTA with a GIFT for each child 12 years old and under, one FREE ride on our miniature railway and seasonal refreshments together with entry to the museum

Extra Train rides and for non Santa Ticket holders £1:00 each or 6 rides for £5:00 (Available on the day)

'ASTARIA' model village and TEA ROOM OPEN

Tickets must be pre booked from Maldon Tourist Information Centre:

Tel 01621 856 503 (a small booking charge may be added)

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

 

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