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Calendar of Events 2015

January
February
March
April
1st New Year Crankup & Book Fair 13th 14th & 15th Mothers Day Cream Teas 15th Antique Fair 5th Transport Fest
    26th The Music Box Society of Great Britain 10:30am to 1:00pm
     
May
June
July
August
3rd Steam Day & Garden Show 14th Heavy Horse Show 26th Family Fun Day 9th Bikemeet
31st Olde Tyme Rally 21st Fathers Day 30th UK Mega Essex Geocashe Hunt

13th DOT Theatre Company present "Northanger Abbey"

  28th Classic Camper van & Vintage Fair

16th Cars & Coffee Meet

September
October
November
December
6th American & Custom Car Show UNTIL 11th Paxman 150 8th Steampunk Essextraordinaire 13th Winter Wonderland
12th / 13th Heritage Weekend with Book & Craft Fair 2nd & 9th Model Village Illuminations

15th Cars & Coffee Meet

20th Cars & Coffee Meet

Maldon Art Trail 4th Steam Day & Model exhibition    
18th & 25th Model Village Illuminations

18th Cars & Coffee Meet

   

13th Paxman 150

(until 11th October)

25th Vintage and Antique Fair    

15th Cars & Coffee Meet

31st Halloween and Big Draw    

20th Pirates of the Blackwater

     

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 open for rides at a majority of the events, please see running dates below. An additional charge is made for the ride. 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 on dates shown on its web page found by clicking on the red text.

"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.

Forthcoming


Events Details 2015


.........Museum and Tearoom OPEN Wednesday to Sunday .......
NEXT EVENT.............THURSDAY 30th July.........UK Mega Essex Geocache Hunt & Teddy Bears Picnic....11am to 4pm

 

9th August

Bike Meet

 

Bikemeet

Classic, historic and race motor cycles, trial riding display

Adult £6:00; Senior £5:00; Children (5 to 15) £2:00 Children 4 and under FREE.

Miniature steam train open for rides (extra charge applies)

'Astaria' model village open

"Marshall" the Lilleshall pumping engine will be run by steam and other oil / diesel engines will be running

 

Thursday 13th August

Vintage & antiques Show poster

 

"Northanger Abbey" DOT Theatre Company

Open air theatre production

Adult £12:00 ( in advance); £14 on the door, Children (5 to 14) £8:00

Gates open 7pm for 7:30pm

Tearoom OPEN for refreshments

TICKETS from Maldon Tourist Office 01621 856503 and DOT website

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

 

16th August

Coffee cars poster

 

Cars and Coffee Meet

Third Sunday in each month 9am to 1pm

Auto Jumble event this month

Come along and join our monthly enthusiasts meet. Bring along your classic or modern vehicles together with anything of interest

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

 

6th September

American Car Show

 

American Car Show

Classic American & custom cars, stalls,live music and family entertainment

Adult £6:00; Senior £5:00; Children (5 to 15) £2:00 Children 4 and under FREE.

Miniature steam train open for rides (extra charge applies)

'Astaria' model village open

"Marshall" the Lilleshall pumping engine will be run by steam and other oil / diesel engines will be running

 

12th/ 13th September

Heritage Weekend

 

Heritage Weekend with Book Sale & Craft Fair

Take advantage of FREE entry to the museum and visit the Edwardian belt driven work-shop

Miniature steam train CLOSED for rides

"Marshall" the Lilleshall pumping engine will be run by compressed air on SUNDAY only, other oil / diesel engines will be running

 

13th September to 11th October

Paxman 150

 

Paxman 150

To mark the 150th anniversary of the founding of the Paxman business in Colchester, details can be found here

Adult £?; Senior £?; Children (3 to 15) £? Children under 2 FREE.

Miniature steam train CLOSED for rides

'Astaria' model village open as below

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

 

FRIDAYS 18th / 25th September

and 2nd / 9th October

Model Village

 

Astaria Candlelit Illuminations

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

Free entry to Model Village and to Tearoom for refreshments.

A charge is made for entry to the museum.

18th and 25th September 6pm to 8pm

2nd and 9th October 6pm to 8pm

Miniature steam train CLOSED for rides

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

 

20th September

Coffee cars poster

 

Cars and Coffee Meet

Third Sunday in each month 9am to 1pm

Come along and join our monthly enthusiasts meet. Bring along your classic or modern vehicles together with anything of interest

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

 

20th September

11am to 4pm

Pirates

 

Pirates of the Blackwater

Free entry to Model Village and to Tearoom for refreshments.

FUN DAY with Nautical crafts and activities, Treasure Hunt , games, stalls and much more

Adult £5:00; Children £3:00

Miniature steam train CLOSED for rides

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

 

September / October

Vintage & antiques Show poster

 

Maldon Arts Trail

FREE entry to grounds and Tearoom to see the sculptures

A charge is made for entry to museum

 

FRIDAYS 2nd / 9th October

Model Village

 

Astaria Candlelit Illuminations

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

Free entry to Model Village and to Tearoom for refreshments.

A charge is made for entry to the museum.

2nd and 9th October 6pm to 8pm

Miniature steam train CLOSED for rides

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

 

4th October

Steam Day

 

Steam Day & Model Exhibition

Model railway layouts on display, model boats and much more

Adult £5:00; Senior £4:50; Children (5 to 15) £2:00 Children under 2 FREE.

Miniature steam train open for rides (extra charge applies)

'Astaria' model village open

"Marshall" the Lilleshall pumping engine will be run by steam and other oil / diesel engines will be running

 

18th October

Coffee cars poster

 

Cars and Coffee Meet

Third Sunday in each month 9am to 1pm

Come along and join our monthly enthusiasts meet. Bring along your classic or modern vehicles together with anything of interest

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

 

25th 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 CLOSED for rides

'Astaria' model village open

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

 

31st October

Vintage & antiques Show poster

 

Halloween

Childrens activities

Adult £5:00; Senior £4:50; Children (5 to 15) £2:00 Children 4 and under FREE.

Miniature steam train CLOSED for rides

'Astaria' model village open

"Marshall" the Lilleshall pumping engine will be run by compressed air and other oil / diesel engines will be running

 

8th November

11.05am to 5.00pm

Steampunk

 

Steampunk Essextraordinaire

Celebrate "Gunpowder Treason Day" with Live music, Craft market, Magic and Theatre

Apple Bobbing and Traditional Games Victorian Swing Boats, Real Ale & Cider tent

Adult ????; Senior £????; Children (3 to 15) £???? Children under 2 FREE.

Miniature steam train open for rides (extra charge applies)

'Astaria' model village open

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

 

15th November

Coffee cars poster

 

Cars and Coffee Meet

Third Sunday in each month 9am to 1pm

Come along and join our monthly enthusiasts meet. Bring along your classic or modern vehicles together with anything of interest

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

 

13th December

Winter Wonderland

 

Winter Wonderland

Childrens activities

Adult ????; Senior £????; Children (3 to 15) £???? Children under 2 FREE.

Miniature steam train will be running (extra charge applies)

'Astaria' model village open

"Marshall" the Lilleshall pumping engine will be run by compressed air and other oil / diesel engines will be running

 

20th December

Coffee cars poster

 

Cars and Coffee Meet

Third Sunday in each month 9am to 1pm

Come along and join our monthly enthusiasts meet. Bring along your classic or modern vehicles together with anything of interest

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

 

Events Details 2016

1st January 2016

 

 
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)

'Astaria' model village open

"Marshall" the Lilleshall pumping engine will be run by compressed air and other oil / diesel engines will be running

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