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

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

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      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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      Awards

      • Visit EnglandVistEngland VAQAS Gold VistEngland VAQAS Gold 2018

      Opening Times

      Open Christmas
      Open New Year
      Season (1 Jan 2022 - 31 Dec 2022)
      DayTimes
      Monday - TuesdayClosed
      Wednesday - Sunday10:30 - 17:00
      Bank HolidayOpen

      * 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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