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Calendar of Events 2016

The museum stages other activities through out the year, information is obtainable from Facebook and Twitter buttons above, you do not require an account to access our pages

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January
February
March
April
1st New Year Crankup 14th My Vintage Valentine 6th Mothers Pampering Sessions 10th Antiques Fair

17th Cars & Coffee Meet

21st Cars & Coffee Meet

20th Science Sunday

17th Cars & Coffee Meet

   

20th Cars & Coffee Meet

23rd This England
    27th Transportfest  
May
June
July
August
22nd Olde Tyme Rally 12th Japanese Car & Bike Show 10th Classic Campervan & Caravan Show 7th Bikemeet

15th Cars & Coffee Meet

19th Fathers Day

17th Cars & Coffee Meet

11th DOT Theatre Company present "The Importance Of Being Ernest"

 

19th Cars & Coffee Meet

21st Cars & Coffee Meet

  26th Heavy Horse Show  

21st Barleycorn Fayre

September
October
November
December
3rd / 4th American & Custom Car Show 7th & 14th Model Village Illuminations 20th Cars & Coffee Meet 6th Christmas Fare
10th / 11th Heritage Weekend 4th Model Exhibition   18th Cars & Coffee Meet
18th Steampunk Essesextraordinaire ll 23rd Antiques Fair    
18th Cars & Coffee Meet 16th Cars & Coffee Meet    
 

30th Halloween

   

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 Steam train rides at many but not all of our main events. If you are planning a train ride then please see the 'running dates'. An additional charge is made for the ride. However, we reserve the right to replace the miniature steam engine with a diesel engine as and when operational circumstances may demand.

The 'Model Village' will be open on First Sunday in the month as well as dates shown below and 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.

2016 Application forms are now available for stallholders and exhibitors wishing to attend events and can be found via the ‘Exhibitors' screen above

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 2016


.........Museum and Tearoom OPEN Wednesday to Sunday........ Next event........ 14th February MY VINTAGE VALENTINE.........21st February CARS and COFFEE MEET

 

 

Every Third Sunday in Month

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

Steam Pump Tea Room open serving breakfasts, hot/cold food, home make cakes and refreshments

Unless shown below otherwise the Miniature steam train will NOT be runniing for train rides and "Marshall" the Lilleshall pumping engine will NOT be running, other oil / diesel engines will be running

 

First Sunday of the Month

Model Village

 

Astaria Model Village

Free entry to Model Village and Tearoom for refreshments on non paying event days.

A charge is made for entry to the museum.

Miniature steam train and "Marshall" the Lilleshall pumping engine and other oil / diesel engines will NOT BE RUNNING unless indicated below

 

January 1st

Crank Up poster

 

New Years Day Crankup

Come and join us at the Museum of Power in Langford and 'Crank Up the New Year'. See our Power Machines and 1920's Belt Driven Workshop in Action. See 'Marshall' the Largest Steam Engine in Essex at Work. Have a ride on our ever popular Miniature Steam Railway. Come and see the only Model Village in Essex. Browse our Book Fair.  Steam Pump Tea Room open

Adult £4.50; Concessions £4.00; Children five to fifteen: £2:00; Children under five: 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

 

February 14th

Valentine poster

 

Valentine's Afternoon Tea

Scrumptious Traditional Afternoon Teas served in the splendour of our Steam Pump Tea Room, with piano and accordion music filling the air.

Afternoon Teas: 2pm - 4pm last booking Adults £12.95 & Children £5.95

Prosecco available £3 per glass supplement

(Pre-booking essential)

'Astaria' model village open

Miniature steam train CLOSED for rides

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

 

6th March

Mothers poster

 

Mother's Pampering Sessions

Pamper the special lady in your life and let her enjoy relaxing treatments and a special lunch or afternoon tea and live entertainment after meandering around our selective stalls selling gifts and advising on Health & Beauty and Diet

Mother's Day Lunch: £10 Afternoon Tea: £5.00 (Pre booking only tel 07777 661477)

Pampering sessions £10 and under allowing ticket holder free entry to the museum

A choice of Reflexology, Mini facials,Reiki, Head Massages

(Pre-booking from 19th February essential)

Non ticket holders museum entry £3:00; Children five to fifteen: £1:00; Children under five: Free

'Astaria' model village open

Miniature steam train CLOSED for rides

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

 

20th March

Science poster

 

Science Sunday

Wild and wacky science demonstrations plus hands-on activities.

Refreshments available in the Steam Pump Tea Room.

Adult £5:00; Concessions £4.50; Children five to fifteen: £2:50; Children under five: Free.

Refreshments available in the Steam Pump Tea Room.

Miniature steam train open for rides (extra charge applies)

'Astaria' model village open

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

 

27th March

Retro poster

 

Transportfest

Our special theme this year is 'Retro Cars' featuring all forms of 1950's - 1990's transport and classic vehicles. With live music, craft stalls

Children's Activities including Easter Egg Hunt

Adult £6:00; Concessions £5:00; Children five to fifteen: £2:00; Children under five: 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

 

10th April

Antique poster

 

Antiques Fair

Stalls in Museum & Marquee

Admission £3:00

Miniature steam train CLOSED for rides

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

 
23rd April

Theatre poster

 

'This England' Theatre

A theatrical fun celebration of "This England" on St. George's Day with poetry, prose, songs and some odds and ends!!

Tickets £10:00 per person pre booked from Maldon Tourist Information Centre:

Tel 01621 856 503 (a small booking charge may be added)

Tickets on the day £12:00 per person

Miniature steam train CLOSED for rides

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

 

22nd May

OTR poster

 

Olde Tyme Rally

Classic Vehicle Displays. Live Band. Stalls. Family Entertainment

Adult £6:00; Concessions £5:00; Children (5 to 15) £2:00 Children under 5 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 June

JCS poster

 

Japanese Car & Bike Show

Classic & sports cars and bikes Displays. Best in class trophies. Live Band. Themed stalls. Family Entertainment Live Music,

Adult £6:00; Concessions £5:00; Children (5 to 15) £2:00 Children under 5 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

 

19th June

FATHER poster

 

Father's Day

Classic Vehicle Displays. Live Band. Stalls. Family Entertainment

Miniature steam train CLOSED for rides

Adult £15.95 per person; with guided tour of the museum £17.95 must be pre booked

'Astaria' model village open

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

 

26th June

HORSE poster

 

Heavy Horse Show

Museum hosts the annual East Essex Heavy Horse Society show

Attractions include area displays of working horses and dogs. Live music, country craft stalls and displays of vintage tractors.

Adult £tbe; Concessions £tbe; Children £tbe

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

 

10th July

CARAVAN poster

 

Classic Campervan & Caravan Show

Displays of classic camper vans, music, vintage stalls and trade stands.

Adult £6:00; Concessions £5:00; Children (5 to 15) £2:00 Children under 5 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

 

7th August

BIKE poster

 

Bikemeet

Classic vintage, race & touring displays bike show. Club stands & stalls. Trials demonstrations. Best in class competition. Live band

Adult £6:00; Concessions £5:00; Children (5 to 15) £2:00 Children under 5 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

 

11th August

DOT poster

 

"The Importance Of Being Ernest" DOT Theatre Company

Open air theatre production in the splendour of our gardens

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

Gates open 7pm for 7:30pm

Pre theatre dinners/drinks (pre-booking essential) and interval drinks available at the Steam Pump Tea Room

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

 

21st August

BARLEYCORN poster

 

Barleycorn Fayre

Folk Music, Morris Dancing, Farmer's Market, Talks & Workshops, Country Crafts, Nature & Ecology and Green Spirituality, Heritage Agricultural Machinery

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

Miniature steam train CLOSED for rides

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

 

4th September

AMERICAN poster

 

American Car Show

Car Cruise through Maldon on 3rd

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

Adult £6:00; Concessions £5:00; Children (5 to 15) £2:00 Children under 5 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

 

10th / 11th September

Heritage Weekend

 

Heritage Weekend

Take advantage of FREE ENTRY to the museum with a Book sale. Farleigh Hospice crafts stall. Steam Pump Tea Room open and visit the Edwardian belt driven work-shop

Miniature steam train will be NOT be running

'Astaria' model village open SUNDAY only

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

 

18th September

Steampunk

 

Steampunk Essextraordinaire ll

Explore the spendid world of "Steampunk"

Featuring Steampunk Craft Stalls, Music Hall,Victorian Swing Boats, Entertainments Burlesque, Live Music, Music Hall Magic and Theatre Talks and Workshops and More

Refreshments including Cream Teas, Baked Potatoes, Traditional Bangers and Real Ale Live Music

Adult £6:00; Children (5 to 15) £2:50 Children under 5 FREE.

Tickets are available in advance from Maldon Tourist Information Centre: 01621 856 503

As well as at the museum on the day

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

 

7th & 14th October

6pm to 8pm

Model Village

 

Astaria Candlelight Evenings

Magical evenings in our Model Village for the children with over 400 candlelit lanterns. Fairy, Elves and Pirates craft station in the Museum (small fee applies) on Fridays dates to the left.

Free entry to Model Village and to Tearoom for refreshments.

A charge is made for entry to the museum.

Miniature steam train will be NOT be running

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

 

9th October

Models poster

 

Model Transport Exhibition

Model railway layouts on display, model boats and much more

Adult £5:00; Concessions £4:00; Children (5 to 15) £2:00 Children under 5 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

 

23rd 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

Admission £3:00

Miniature steam train CLOSED for rides

'Astaria' model village open

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

 

30th October

Halloween Show poster

 

Halloween Spooky Science Day

Childrens Hands On activities with Halloween fun, Story Teller and Wacky Demonstations

Adult £6:00; Concessions £5:00; Children (5 to 15) £2:50 Children under 5 FREE.

Miniature steam train open for rides (extra charge applies)

'Astaria' model village open

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

 

6th December

Christmas Fayre

 

Christmas Fayre

Come and meet SANTA,

Enjoy a minature steam train ride and meander through our Christmas stalls and join in with our fun entertainment

Ticket prices below include one ride on our miniature railway

Visit Santa and receive a gift for each child including refreshments £tba each or:

Train ride for non Santa Ticket holders £1:00 each or 6 rides for £5:00 (Available on the day)

Tickets must be pre booked and are now on sale from Maldon Tourist Information Centre:

Tel 01621 856 503 (a small booking charge may be added)

'Astaria' model village open

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

 

Events Details 2017

1st January

 

 
New Years Day Crank Up

Come and join us at the Museum of Power in Langford and 'Crank Up the New Year'. See our Power Machines and 1920's Belt Driven Workshop in Action. See 'Marshall' the Largest Steam Engine in Essex at Work. Have a ride on our ever popular Miniature Steam Railway. Come and see the only Model Village in Essex. Browse our Book Fair.  Steam Pump Tea Room open

Adult £4.50; Concessions £4.00; Children five to fifteen: £2:00; Children under five: 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

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