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Museum of Power

Museum of Power

Special Offers

  • Offer: Free entry for children (under 16) when accompanied by at least one adult per child.

    Please note:
    • Offer valid during normal opening hours but NOT valid at special events.

    Dates valid:
    • Sat 14 Mar - Sun 20 Dec 2015
    Request voucher


Debbie Thomas and James Gulleford

01621 843183


Steam Pumping Station,
Hatfield Road,


The museum is housed in a former steam pumping station and features one of the original pumping engines. The displays are power related, including steam, water, nuclear and muscle power. There are normally working engines to be seen. Child friendly exhibits and activities are available, and there is a small tea room. The museum is set in attractive riverside grounds with a picnic area. A miniature railway gives rides on one Sunday a month, and a model village is open on Sundays.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedDisabled accessDisabled toiletsFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsWelcome HostWheelchairs availableAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Children welcomeDogs acceptedGuided tours for groupsSmoking not allowed

MLA Accredited

Opening details

February, March, November & December 10am-4pm and April-October 10am-5pm (Open New Years Day, closed the rest of January). Last entry an hour before closing time.


Adult £4.50, Senior £4.00 Child 5-15 £2.00 Under 5 free.

Events at this Venue

date event
Sun 27 Mar Retro Transport Fest
Sun 12 Jun Japanese Auto Festival
Sat 3 - Sun 4 Sep American Car Show



Plan route to Museum of Power using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: TL 832092  Lat: 51.75155 Long: 0.65362

By Road:
From A12, Junction 20a/b (Hatfield Peverel). Follow B1129 for 3 miles. Car park on right.

By Public transport:

Timetables and information can be accessed via the public transport information partnership Traveline South East. Traveline allows you to plan journeys from and to a postcode, postal address, town or village, named station or stop, or point of interest.

Call 0871 200 2233 to speak to an operator and plan your journey, or log onto www.travelinesoutheast.org.uk and simply type in where you are travelling from and to for a detailed trip summary.

Parking: free


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted
  • Guided tours for groupsGuided tours for groups
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed

MLA Accredited

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis solid
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
    • YesTo the gift shop
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesBaby changing facilities


  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesClear signage
  • YesEffective lighting for visually impaired visitors
  • YesWheelchairs provided
    • YesFree
  • YesRoutes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility
  • YesDisplays at suitable height for wheelchair users / children
  • YesAudible alarm system


  • YesRamp to entrance
  • YesEntrance is well lit


  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to cafeteria
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesMenus available in large print (14pt and over)
  • Restaurant / cafe provide meals for visitors with special dietary requirements:
    • YesVegetarian
  • YesSeating suitable for wheelchair users, ie moveable and good height for person sitting in a wheelchair