UK Power Networks are cutting our electricity all day on Wednesday 17th July – the Museum will be open but static and without lighting and we won’t be able to run any exhibits.
We will be the Museum of Power, with no power!
The Tea Room will be closed as they will not be able to make hot drinks or cook anything. We will be back to normal operations on Thursday 18th July.

Welcome to
The Museum of Power
Keeping Industrial History
Alive & Working

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 pumping engine ‘Marshall’ which runs on Steam for 6 big events throughout the year and on compressed air for all other events. 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 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.



We are a dog friendly site – dogs are welcome indoors as well as in the Museum grounds, as long as they are on leads.

The Museum of Power

Next Event

Our next event: Sunday 21st July 2024: Langford Country Fayre & Classic Car Show

Marshall running, Railway Running Steam trains, Astaria Model Village Open & Tea Room open

Miniature Railway

The Langford and Beeleigh Miniature Railway

Our ‘Langford’ station is less than half a mile from the position of the original Langford and Ulting Halt.
You can view the original Langford Station sign inside the Museum.
We aim to run trains on all Museum event days, the first Sunday of every month and every Thursday during school holidays (excluding Christmas holidays & February Half Term).

Latest News

We are delighted to announce we will receive £290,833 from Arts Council England for some key access improvements, a new bike shelter and much more, Thanks to its Government-funded Capital Investment Programme. Thank you Arts Council England Department for Culture, Media and Sport #ACEsupported #LetsCreate
Thanks also to Essex and Suffolk Water for their ongoing support.

School Education 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.

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