MUSEUM OPENING INFORMATION
The Museum & Steam Pump Tea Room are open as normal:
Wednesday to Sunday 9:30am-3pm
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 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.
Besides general maintenance of the various stationary engines, the volunteers have had to replace the electric motor to the governor display. Whilst doing this they took the opportunity to reposition the governor, and install a time delayed switch. All of which improved the display, showing how a governor works.
The workshop Volunteers, after the numerous hours spent on the boiler, are taking the opportunity to carry out a thorough investigation of the small Hornsby Akroyd Engine which is not performing at its best. Watch this space.
The maintenance volunteers carried out essential temporary fixes to the field toilet steps. They then produced two new sets, which will be installed on the field over the next few months. In true recycling mode, most of the timber has been used from the children’s play area, which was dismantled as no longer safe.
The railway volunteers have also had a challenging year in maintaining their locomotives, and rolling stock. They have successfully supported the various key museum events, and school visits during the year. They are now in the process of preparing a new railway stop near the model village to be used for the upcoming Christmas events.
The model village continues to be a great attraction to both young and old. The guys successfully support numerous activity and school days. Their recent Candle lit nights have proved a major success, attracting just over 300 visitors in one evening, and just over 600 for the three nights!
After the long period of shutdown, the gardening volunteers came back to overgrown, weed infested flowerbeds. They have worked hard over the past few months bringing the site back up to standard. An area in the main bed in front of the museum has recently been replanted, and filled with bulbs. Watch this space in the Spring!
Essex and Suffolk Water Volunteer day
Four volunteers from Essex and Suffolk Water, along with museum volunteers erected a new post and rail fence along the river edge. This is the first phase of renewing, and adding fencing along the river’s edge.
Roll of Honour
At the recent AGM, two volunteers who passed away in the last 8 months were recognised with a minute’s silent reflection. In recognition of their work and support, Harry Ellisdon & Ray Anderton will be added to the Roll of Honour Board in the Museum.
The Museum is proud to have acquired the Visit England 'We're Good to Go' Industry Standard mark which reflects that we have followed government and industry COVID-19 guidelines, have a Risk Assessment in place and a process to maintain cleanliness and maintain social distancing.
You can make a donation via our Facebook Fundraiser - all donations will go towards supporting the Museum through this difficult time. Thank You for your support.
We will soon be announcing our 2022 events program, pending approval from the trustees - watch this space.
Camping is available on our show field on selected dates. See new terms & conditions and booking form on our Camping page.
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) 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
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.