Museum of Power

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.

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
Museum of Power

Santa Special

  • 6 December 2015

Miniature steam train open for rides to see Father Christmas with a present for children included in the cost.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly
  • Especially for children


This fantastic event can only be pre-booked from Maldon Tourist Office (telephone 01621 856503). It is recommended that you book early. TICKETS ON SALE from OCTOBER.


Winter Wonderland

  • 13 December 2015

Childrens activities

Suitable for

  • Family friendly
  • Especially for children


Museum of Power

New Years Day Crank Up

  • 1 January 2016

Miniature steam train will be running (extra charge applies). "Marshall" the Lilleshall steam driven pumping engine will be run by compressed air.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly


Adult £4.50; Concessions; Senior citizens and students (the latter on production of a current student ID card) £4.00; Children under fifteen: £2:00.


Museum of Power
Steam Pumping Station
Hatfield Road

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01621 843183

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