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image for Museum item typeCombined Military Services Museum

  • VistEngland VAQAS



We welcome group visits

We welcome group visits


Nick Turner

01621 841826


Station Road,


The Combined Military Services Museum in Maldon is one of the country’s premier military museums. The museum tells the story of the British fighting force from the English Civil War to the present day with unashamed pride and is described by its patron Lord Paddy Ashdown as ‘a jewel’ ‘worthy of national recognition’.

Exhibits include the only surviving Cockle Canoe from the famous Cockleshell Raid and a complete set of German invasion plans for Britain in 1940. The collection includes tanks, medals, firearms, swords and much more. All items are original and many have a story relating to their previous owner’s exploits. One famous example relates to the clothing, weapons and equipment belonging to Rusty Firmin, leader of the Blue Team who led the S.A.S. raid on the Iranian Embassy siege.

Spread over three floors, the museum offers visitors the opportunity to discover our military history in their own time.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled accessDisabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePostboxPublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberWelcome HostAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Smoking not allowed

Accredited museum heritage lottery fund.

Opening details

Open Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun, Bank Holidays and every day during the school holidays from 10:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Last entry 4 p.m.


Adult £5.75, child £4, concession £4.75, family ticket 2 adults and up to 3 children £18

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Plan route to Combined Military Services Museum using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: TL 852074  Lat: 51.73530 Long: 0.68197

By Road:
The museum is 0.5 mile from Maldon's high street. It is most easily reached via A13 or A414, then follow Maldon's ring road.

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

Accessible by Public Transport: 8 miles from Witham station


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • PostboxPostbox
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed

Accredited museum heritage lottery fund.