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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.

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.

Guide Prices

Under 18's have free entry on every day that we are open



  • Disabled access


  • Picnic site


  • Children welcome


  • Facilities for educational visits
  • Facilities for groups
  • Guided tours for groups


  • Parking with charge

Property Facilities

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

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups
  • Coach parties accepted



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      Map & Directions

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      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 and simply type in where you are travelling from and to for a detailed trip summary.Accessible by Public Transport: 8 miles from Witham train station. Accessible by Public Transport.

      The Museum in the Park


      47 Mill Road, Maldon, Essex, CM9 5HX

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      Opening Times

      * '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.

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