MUSEUM RE-OPENED 2020
The Museum & Tea Room re-opened on Wednesday 8th July 2020
To ensure visitors are safe on site we have taken the following steps:
1: A Covid-19 risk assessment being completed/approved by Trustees and results being shared with the people who work here.
2: Completion of a comprehensive checklist to ensure compliance with guidelines and introduction of associated new working practices for all on site, e.g. use of PPE, cleaning, handwashing and hygiene procedures, Track & Trace registers …. and more.
3: Entrances & exits have changed - the Museum will now have a separate entrance & exit to the Tea Room. Admission prices and discount schemes remain the same. Toilets will be open and cleaned in line with guidelines.
4: One-way visitor system introduced, with floor markings guiding the way round the Museum and Tea Room. All reasonable steps have been undertaken to maintain a 2m distance in the workplace and between visitors/bubbles or we have done everything practical to manage transmission risk where 2m is not possible.
5: Site signage to ensure all on site are aware of government guidelines that must be adhered to.
6: Revised seating and serving arrangements within the Tea Room and picnic areas. The Museum will close at 3pm each day to allow for cleaning for the following day.
Housed in a former Water Pumping Station, 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. A video can be found here.
On NON event days there is a small CHARGE for entry to the Museum, however it is FREE for you to explore our riverside walks, climb our observation platform or enjoy a cream tea in our Steam Pump Tea Room. Entrance fees for our EVENTS are shown on the web site Events Page. There is plenty to do and see for adults and children alike at the Museum of Power.
28th & 29th August - DOT Theatre - The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde
We are delighted to announce Essex Wildlife Trust will be joining us on Sunday 2nd & Sunday 9th August with some other dates TBC for some outside activities including Nature Trail & Bug Hunt.
Also on 2nd August Astaria Model Village will be open.
The Museum is proud to have acquired the Visit England 'We're Good to Go' Industry Standard mark which reflects that we have followed government and industry COVID-19 guidelines, have a Risk Assessment in place and a process to maintain cleanliness and maintain social distancing.
A 'Secretary - Board of Trustees' volunteer opportunity is now open for someone who would like to be part of the exciting Museum team. Time required approximately 2 days per month. For further details please contact Debbie Thomas, Museum Manager via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone no: 01621 843183 (Tuesday – Sunday).
You can make a donation via our Facebook Fundraiser - all donations will go towards supporting the Museum for re-opening once the Government allows us to.
The Museum Board of Directors will make a decision on running our events program as soon as Government Guidelines allow. We hope to run some Events in the Autumn.
Bikemeet on 2nd August is cancelled, American Car Show is also cancelled.
Camping is available on our show field on selected dates. On-field toilets currently closed. See new terms & conditions and booking form on our Camping page.
The Museum is part of the following schemes:
East Anglian Pass – free child with a full paying adult (excludes special event days) - save £2 click here for full details.
Childrens University – The Museum is a great place to get hours on your Children's university passport. Bring the kids along - click here for full details.
The staff at the Museum (Debbie Thomas, James Gulleford & Jeanette Stilts) are fully occupied and taking on more work to make the Museum even better. As a result we need to prioritise their time, to arrange a meeting please ring and make an appointment before turning up.
The Museum welcomes all dogs as long as they are well behaved and kept on lead while they are visiting, including on event days.
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.
Visit Us: Museum of Power, Hatfield Road, Langford, Maldon, Essex CM9 6QA |Tel: +44 (0) 1621 843183 | Directions
Keeping Industrial History Alive & Working
The Museum stages other activities throughout the year, information is obtainable from the calendar page or sign up to our Newsletter to be kept informed.
A most popular attraction for children adults and families alike this fabulous 7¼” gauge miniature railway’s main line carries passengers on a journey of over one quarter of a mile through the seven acres of mature woods and meadows that make up the Museum grounds.
The River Blackwater that flows through the grounds of the Museum is home to a number of types of freshwater fish including dace, roach, chub, pike, carp and the recently reintroduced brown trout. Other ‘visitors’ to the grounds and the river include the water otter.
Discover our model village situated in the grounds of our gardens.
For two Friday evenings during October the model village is illuminated by approximately 500 candles.