Museum of Power

Housed in a former Pumping Station and newly refurbished, the museum contains a fascinating collection which ranges from a working overhead machine shop to a petrol powered iron. The jewel in our crown is the 'Lilleshall' triple expansion steam pump now back on steam after 50 years.

FREE entry (NON event days) for you to explore our riverside walks, climb our observation platform or enjoy a cream tea in our Steam Pump Tearoom, however there is a charge for museum entry. There is plenty to do and see for adults and children alike at the Museum of Power.

About Us

The Museum, a unique and fascinating experience for all the family, is located at Langford, near Maldon, Essex and is easily accessible from the A12 (see ‘Visiting’).

Set in seven acres of grounds with the River Blackwater running through, the main exhibits are housed in the 1920s Steam Pumping Station, the former generator hall and boiler house.

Pride of place is given to the magnificent Lilleshall triple-expansion steam engine which was returned to steam for the first time in 50 years in April 2011. As a result in September 2013 the museum was awarded “Engineering Heritage Listed Status” by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. The certificate was presented by John Wood (Chairman of the Awards Committee) who remarked the the award recognises the contribution that the staff and volunteers have made in preserving part of Britain’s heritage for future generations to enjoy.

The Museum includes numerous power-related exhibits that will interest young and the not so young, with many working examples of various power sources, machinery, equipment and tools.

In addition, in the former workshop, the Steam Pump Tearooms (opened in April 2011) offer an extensive selection of refreshments and treats for every age where visitors can relax.

Outside in the grounds more attractions can be found including a model village, picnic area and the ever-popular miniature railway. Photographs of some of our exhibits can be found on Flicker, for access click on the right hand button in the address line at the top of the page.

The Directors, staff and volunteers look forward to welcoming you to the Museum of Power soon.


Latest News - Engineering Heritage Listed Status

PresentationThe staff and volunteers are delighted to have been awarded "Engineering Heritage Listed Status" by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers for its triple expansion steam engine. The certificate was presented on September 17th by John Wood (Chairman of the Awards Committee).

In his speech John (pictured left with museum chairman Dick Waylen) said "This award recognises the contribution that the staff and volunteers have made in preserving part of Britain's heritage for future generations to enjoy. It has been a pleasure to see that most of the museum exhibits are in working order and not just gathering dust!"



School Education
School Education Days - Key Stage 1 & 2

Discover the Museum of Power, a beautiful location with a wealth of historic resources to inspire today's children in today's subjects.

Give your class a unique cross-curricular learning experience.  There are opportunities to explore many different subjects in a safe and intriguing environment. A visit to the museum opens up a range of teaching resources not available in the classroom based around the Museums’ wide range of interesting and engaging themes, More details...


Museum of Power - next event Sunday 20th April Easter Show with Miniature Train rides...Museum OPEN Wednesday to Sunday

'We Believe in Making a Future for our Industrial Heritage'


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