Museum of Power

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.


Opening times: Wednesday to Sunday - 10am to 4pm (last entry 3pm)

Website Update

You are viewing the Old Museum of Power website. No further updates to these pages will be made as from 20th September 2017.

The members area and applications event application forms on the old website are no longer valid. Please visit the new website at the following address:



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. Details of running days can be found here. As a result in September 2013 the museum was awarded “Engineering Heritage Listed Status” by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers.

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 Tea Rooms (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 providing rides for all ages at selective events. 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.

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Saturday 2nd September - OUTDOOR CINEMA - GREASE - 7:30pm

Sunday 3rd September - AMERICAN CAR SHOW - 10am-4pm

Saturday 9th/Sunday 10th September - HERITAGE WEEKEND & BOOK FAIR - 10am-4pm

Sunday 17th September - ESSEX & SUFFOLK WATER DAY - 10am-4pm

Sunday 24th September - STEAMPUNK ESSEXTRAORDINARE III - 10am-4pm

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. Photographs of our events can also be found on the Gallery pages and flicker buttons above.

2017 Exhibitor Application forms are available on line via the Exhibitors and Contact Us drop down menus above as online forms or in printable pdf format. Stallholder forms are only available in pdf format.

Member's Notice

MemebersThe archive section is split into two sections. A member’s only area with a secure login for restricted items and a non-members area.

The restricted area allows members to view restricted files including the archives of ‘Power Up’ , Board and Management (new) meeting minutes as well as legal documents. Members can apply for a free username login here.

If you are not a member and want to apply please complete the application form which can be found here.


General Notices

The staff at the museum (Debbie Thomas, James Gulleford and Sally Bee) are fully occupied and taking on more work in 2017 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 musuem has joined up with "easyfundraising.org.uk" allowing people purchasing goods on line from many well known retailers to nominate it to receive a percentage of the cost as a donation, at no extra charge to the purchase price. To join free of charge please click here.

The museum welcomes all dogs as long as they are well behaved and kept on lead while they are visiting, including on event days.


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.



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