Museum of Power

Museum of Power
Steam Pumping Station
Hatfield Road

logo: Heritage Open Days 2014




01621 843183

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The Museum of Power, set in seven acres of grounds and housed in the Steam Pumping Station at Langford in Essex, exhibits and demonstrates working examples of power sources of all types and chronicles the major roles that they have played in history.

The museum aims to provide an entertaining and educational environment in which to explore our use of power. The museum presents fascinating working examples of machinery, equipment and tools which have been used to develop the industrial and social conditions we enjoy today.

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Opening hours

The museum is open at the following times:

November to Easter – Friday to Sunday 10.00am to 4.00pm
Easter to October – Wednesday to Sunday 10.00am to 5.00pm

*Open Bank Holiday Mondays
*Closed January except New Year’s Day Bank Holiday

Admission charges

Entrance to the grounds and tea-room is free, however a charge is made for access to the rest of the museum:

Adults: £3.50
Concessions: £3.00
Children under 6: free
Children aged 6 to 16: £2.00
Families: £9.00

*Reductions for groups of 10 or more.
*Evening group visits available subject to minimum charge of £50.

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Heritage Open Days 2014: The Museum of Power

  • 13 — 14 September 2014

The museum collection illustrates the theme of power. There are engines powered by steam, diesel, petrol and gas. The Langford Pumping Station was built in the 1920s to supply water to Southend-on-Sea District, and is home to what is believed to be the last manufactured Lilleshall triple expansion steam engine, commissioned in 1931. Other attractions include household bygones, Edwardian workshop, miniature steam railway, model village and riverside nature trail. The Steam Pump Tearoom offers a wide range of refreshments. Visit another industrial heritage site at Beeleigh Mill, a pleasant 15-20 minute walk from the Museum of Power via the stunning Beeleigh Falls and canal towpath. (See separate entry)


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