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Museum

The Museum in the Park

The Museum in the Park

Address

47 Mill Road,
Maldon,
Essex,
CM9 5HX

Details

The trademark Penny Farthing bicycle entices visitors to explore the treasures of this compact museum. Housed over two floors of the former Park Keepers Lodge, the exhibits are wide ranging. The replica waistcoat of the Fat Man of Maldon, which accommodated 7 men, is one of the more unusual items featured in the collection. Charting the social history of the town over the last two hundred years, displays include old Maldon shop fronts, a Victorian parlour and the history of the railways. Each year a new display is launched relating to a topical subject or special anniversary.

Coach parties acceptedDisabled accessFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopPicnic sitePublic toiletsAccepts groups

Children welcomeDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Guided tours for groupsSmoking not allowed

The museum is situated within the Promenade Park, Maldon where there are baby changing facilities, public and disabled toilets, catering and picnic site. There has been a new audiovisual system installed.

Opening details

'The Museum in the Park' - Opening Times: Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 2-5pm. Sunday and Bank Holiday from 11 - 5pm.
Children up to 15 admitted free during school holidays.
Are open from end March to beginning November.

Prices

£2 adult, £0.5 child 5-16years. Group rate £25 for 1-25 persons, by arrangement only.

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Location

Directions

Plan route to The Museum in the Park using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: TL 855067  Lat: 51.72837 Long: 0.68597

By Road:
Proceed down Maldon High Street into Mill Road. Park gates are on the left after passing half timbered Museum building. Disabled parking found just within gates. 200m from Museum.

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: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 10 miles from Chelmsford station

Facilities

  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Guided tours for groupsGuided tours for groups
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed

The museum is situated within the Promenade Park, Maldon where there are baby changing facilities, public and disabled toilets, catering and picnic site. There has been a new audiovisual system installed.

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

Parking

  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis solid
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesHas a ramp

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo the gift shop
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesVisitor information available in large print (14pt and over)

Entrance

  • YesRamp to entrance
    • YesHandrail by ramp
  • YesEntrance is well lit

General

  • YesEffective lighting for visually impaired visitors
  • YesRoutes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility
  • YesDisplays at suitable height for wheelchair users / children
  • YesAudible alarm system