Calendar of Events 2014

1st New Year Crankup   16th Science Sunday 6th Miniature Railway
    30th Antique Fair 20th Easter Show
4th Steam Day 1st Olde Tyme Rally 6th Miniature Railway 3rd Bikemeet
  15th Heavy Horse Show 13th Classic Camper Van & Vintage Show

14th DOT Theatre Company present "School for Husbands"

  21st SamStock Music, Comedy & Arts Festival    
7th American & Custom Car Show 5th Model exhibition   7th Santa Special
13th / 14th Heritage Weekend with Fairlleigh Hospice Book & Craft Sale 29th...30th... 31st Big Draw    
19th / 26th Model village Candlelight Illuminations 26th Vintage and Antique Fair    
Maldon Art Trail      

General Information

All events start at 10 a.m. and finish at 5 p.m. unless otherwise stated, entrance fees are as shown against each event

The miniature railway is run on event days, for which an additional charge is made. However, the Directors reserve the right to replace the miniature steam engine with a diesel engine as and when circumstances may demand. The 'Model Village' will be open during miniature railway running.

"Marshall" the Lilleshall triple-expansion steam pumping engine will only run at events where it is indicated below.

For all events the Steam Pump Tearoom will be open serving quality refreshments.

Application forms for stallholders and exhibitors wishing to attend events can be found via the ‘Contact' screen.

Private Hire

Some indoor facilities are available for hire to groups and individuals. In addition the museum has a quiet, level and secluded three-acre field which can be hired out to appropriate groups and organisations for example for weddings and private functions. For details of availability contact the museum manager via the contact page.


Events Details 2014

NEXT EVENTS OCTOBER............29th...30th... 31st BIG DRAW...NO railway.........Sumday 26th VINTAGE, ANTIQUES.and RETRO FAIR with Miniature Railway OPEN for rides........Tearoom and Museum OPEN Wednesday to Sunday.


3rd and 10th October

  Candlelight Illuminations

Model Village will be illuminated with hundreds of lights on the following Fridays.

Free entry to Tearoom for refreshments.

A charge is made for entry to the museum.

3rd and 10th October 6pm to 8pm



  Sculpture Trail

Part of Maldon Art Trail which takes place 28th September to 5th October

Free entry to view exhibits in the grounds and visit the Steam Pump Tea Room. A charge is made for entrance to museum and inside exhibits

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29th...30th...31st October

Big Draw poster


Big Draw

FREE to participate

Use material from the Art Cart to create your choice of artwork from our themes.

Robots, Nature, Festive fairies and Elves finished works of art will be displayed on our education wall or part of our decorative bunting

Steam Pump Tearoom open for morning snacks, lunches and "probably the best cakes in Maldon".

Miniature steam train will be NOT runnning


26th October

Vintage & antiques Show poster

Vintage and Antiques Fair

Stalls selling a wide range of antiques and collectables

Delicious breakfasts, mid morning snacks, lunches and "probably the best cakes in Maldon" are available in the Steam Pump Tearoom

Adult £2.50; (£3.00 between 9am and 10am); Children FREE.

Miniature steam train will be running (extra charge applies)

"Marshall" the Lilleshall pumping engine and other oil / diesel engines will NOT be running


7th December



Santa Special

Miniature steam train rides to see Father Christmas with a present for children included in the cost. This fantastic event can only be pre-booked from Maldon Tourist Office (telephone 01621 856503). It is recommended that you book early. TICKETS NOW ON SALE.

"Marshall" the Lilleshall pumping engine will be running on compressed air

Adult or child 8 each (which includes gift and refreshments). We are not able to carry children under one year of age.

Tearoom open to non ticket holders for light refreshments.

Click here for further details

Events Details 2015

1st January 2015


New Years Day Crank Up

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.

Miniature steam train will be running (extra charge applies)

"Marshall" the Lilleshall steam driven pumping engine will be running on compressed air

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