Maldon District Museum

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Maldon Museum exhibits items directly related to the District, whether they are domestic, industrial, natural or manufactured, discovered locally or collected from afar. We hold a vast archive of artefacts from Maldon’s history but there is not always enough room, so our displays are updated on a regular basis.

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Opening hours

3rd April through to 31st October:
Wednesday, Friday & Saturday - 2pm to 5pm.
Sunday & Bank Holiday Mondays - 11am to 5pm.

Closed: Nov to March - check website for details

Admission charges

Adults: £1
Children: 50p


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As you enter Maldon Museum you will see the details from an old taxi rank, horses as well as cars.

Moving along the long hall there are various pictures, which depict the story of Maldon through its long history. Also details of local tradesman, with such exhibits as an 1877 original fire engine, and a baker’s cart.

Back through past the main entrance are old adverts from the area, a temporary exhibit, and a spectacular model of Maldon East Station in its heyday as well as a reconstruction of a now lost pub.

Through the first doorway you will see a replica of a room in the 1940’s, a Victorian/Edwardian kitchen on washday, and at the bottom of the stairs a display of pitsaws used by local woodsman. And into the Cath Backus Room an array of items from Victorian times.

Along the first flight of stairs you will pass various wall exhibits, including the 'Fat Man of Maldon’s' coat. Then into the upstairs room is a joiner’s shop with items form John Sadd and Sons Ltd.

Across the landing you will find exhibits of past times in Maldon, including the swimming club and the cinema, plus the history of the Market Hill Workhouse. Back along the landing, is a small display of local natural history and an exhibit of Bentalls through the years.

Collection details

Archaeology, Costume and Textiles, Maritime, Science and Technology, Social History

Maldon District Museum
47 Mill Road




01621 842688

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