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Housed in a former Water Pumping Station, the Museum contains a fascinating collection of power-related exhibits that will interest the young and the not so young, with many working examples of various power sources, machinery, equipment and tools. The most important exhibit is the 'Lilleshall' Triple Expansion Steam Pumping Engine, named 'Marshall' which is now back on steam after 50 years.
On non-event days there is a small charge for entry to the museum, however visitors can explore the seven acres of grounds and riverside walks for free. Visitors can climb the observation platform or choose from an extensive selection of refreshments and treats for every age in the relaxing Tea Room.
Outside in the grounds, more attractions can be found including a model village, a picnic area and the ever-popular miniature railway providing rides at selective events. There is plenty to do and see for adults and children alike at the Museum of Power.
Prices (excluding special events, Lilleshall Steam Days and train rides)
Concessions: Senior citizens and students (the latter on production of a current student ID card): £6.00;
Children 5 to 15 inclusive £3:50;
Children 4 and under: FREE
Details of prices for special events and Lilleshall Steam Days are as shown on the Events page.
Please note there are reductions for groups of ten or more. In addition evening group visits can be arranged available subject to minimum charge of £50. Please contact the Museum Manager for details.
On non-event days entrance to the grounds and tearoom is FREE, however a Museum entry charge applies as shown above.
On days when the miniature railway is running additional charges apply for rides, currently £1 per train ride or six rides for £5.
- Disabled access
- Wheelchairs available
- On-site catering
- On-site light refreshments
- Picnic site
- Coach parking
- Dogs Accepted
- Coach parties accepted
Map & Directions
By Road: From A12, Junction 20a/b (Hatfield Peverel). Follow B1129 for 3 miles. Car park on right.
From Maldon follow signs for A12 Colchester, Museum is approx. 1 mile from Heybridge bypass roundabout. By Public transport:
Public Transport Directions
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. First Essex 73 bus service which runs between Maldon and Chelmsford. Accessible by Public Transport: Hatfield Peverel station is 3 miles away.