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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.

Accredited museum heritage lottery fund.

Guide Prices

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

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Disabled access
  • Disabled toilets

Booking & Payment Details

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)

Catering

  • On-site light refreshments
  • Picnic site

Children

  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children welcome

Groups

  • Education/study area
  • Facilities for educational visits
  • Facilities for groups

Meeting, Conference & Wedding Facilities

  • Facilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitality

Parking

  • Free Parking

Property Facilities

  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Gift shop
  • Postbox
  • Public toilets
  • Smoking not allowed

Site Features

  • Regional Tourist Board Member
  • Welcome Host

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups
  • Coach parties accepted

Map & Directions

Road Directions

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.

Accessible by Public Transport: Witham station is 8 miles away.

Combined Military Services Museum

Type:Museum - Military

Station Road, Maldon, Essex, CM9 4LQ

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Awards

  • Visit EnglandVistEngland VAQAS Gold VistEngland VAQAS Gold 2018

Opening Times

* 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.

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