Combined Military Services Museum

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The Combined Military Services Museum in Maldon, Essex 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. Spread over three floors the Museum offers the visitor the opportunity to discover our military history in their own time. The collection includes medals, uniforms, firearms, swords and one of the finest displays of Special Forces equipment anywhere in the country. Amongst the items is the only surviving Cockle Canoe from the famous Cockleshell Raid, clothing and weapons and equipment worn by S.A.S. trooper Rusty Firmin who led the Blue Team on the storming of the Iranian Embassy siege. We also house an extensive Special Operations Executive (SOE) exhibition. Exhibits include a complete set of German Invasion plans for Britain in 1940, a rare and complete 1942 W.R.N.S officer’s uniform, a home front collection and an internationally renowned fascinating Spy exhibition. We have one of the largest collections of firearms on public display in Europe, from flintlock pistols to AK 47’s and SA80’s, allowing the visitor to follow the development of firearms over the centuries. Although a Military Museum, the collection is so extensive there is something here to interest people of all ages. There is a gift shop, baby changing, air conditioning throughout and we are fully wheelchair accessible.

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Guide Prices

Adult £8.50
Child £5.00 (age 5 - 16)
Under 5s free
Family ticket: Up to 6 people, including at least 2 children £25.00

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Assistance dogs welcome
  • Disabled access
  • Disabled toilets
  • Staff are dementia aware

Booking & Payment Details

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)

Catering

  • On-site light refreshments - Drinks machines take cash - Coffee/Tea/Canned Drinks
  • Picnic site

Children

  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children welcome

COVID-19 Response

  • 2m distancing in place
  • Advance booking essential
  • Contactless payment possible
  • COVID-19 measures in place
  • COVID-19 risk assessment completed
  • COVID-19 staff training completed
  • Currently closed - We are now taking booking and due to reopen on Wednesday 19th May in line with government guidelines
  • Deep cleaning between visitors
  • Face mask essential (not provided)
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors clearly marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to visitors & staff
  • Hygiene screens in place
  • Outside seating
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Time limited visits

Group Travel

  • Out of Hours Visits

Groups

  • Education/study area
  • Facilities for educational visits
  • Facilities for groups
  • Guided tours for groups
  • Typical visit duration - 1.5 - 2 hours

Meeting, Conference & Wedding Facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Board/Flipchart
  • Facilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitality
  • Mobile phone coverage

Parking

  • Free Parking

Property Facilities

  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Gift shop
  • Guided tours for individuals - Can be arranged
  • Passenger lift
  • Public toilets
  • Smoking not allowed
  • WiFi or internet access

Site Features

  • Regional Tourist Board Member
  • Welcome Host

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups
  • Coach parties accepted
  • Single sex groups welcomed

Map & Directions

Road Directions

By Road: The museum is 0.5 mile from Maldon's High Street off the Causeway. From further afield it is most easily reached via A12 then A414 coming in either from Chelmsford or Witham, then follow Maldon's ring road to the Lidl/Tesco roundabout where you turn into Station Road then follow to the end where you will see our Thunderbird Missile gate guardian  

Public Transport Directions

By Public Transport:

By bus you can reach us on the following routes, which all stop at the Tesco Store opposite Station Road

Stephenson's Central Maldon 288 Bus route Stephenson's Witham/Maldon 90 route

First Essex Colchester to Maldon 75 Bus route

The nearest train station is Witham which is 8 miles away, and links to the 90 bus route  or Chelmsford is 10 miles away and links to the 31 bus route to Maldon High Street

Combined Military Services Museum

Type:Museum - Military

Station Road, Maldon, Essex, CM9 4LQ

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Tel+44 (0)1621 841826

Awards

  • Visit EnglandVistEngland VAQAS Gold VistEngland VAQAS Gold 2018

Opening Times

Open Christmas
Open New Year

* 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.

Due to reopen Wednesday 19th May 2021

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