View of Maldon from the water and the statue of Byrhtnoth

THE TOWN OF MALDON

The ancient market town of Maldon sits proudly perched on the top of a steep hill. It has a fascinating and diverse history and a vibrant community feel to it, bringing visitors back time and again. With an architecturally interesting High Street filled with independent shops, the town attracts both local people and interested tourists. Follow the hill down towards the waterfront and breathe in the fresh air from the saltmarshes.

Northey Island

Northey Island

Small island in the Blackwater Estuary with a large area of undisturbed Saltmarsh. Site of special scientific interest. Site of the Battle of the Maldon in AD991. Guided tours by prior arrangement.

Basin Pleasure Boats

Basin Pleasure Boats

Enjoy one of leisurely our hour long daily cruises or take a romantic 2 hour sunset trip along the Chelmer Blackwater Navigation Canal. We have rowing boats also for hire.

Promenade Park

Promenade Park

This 100 year old Edwardian park encompasses an ornamental lake, a large water Splash Park, beach huts for hire, sandpits, a galleon play ship & aerial zip-wire & several picnic areas.

Maldon Splash Park

Maldon Splash Park

This fantastic children's water park is located in The Valley at the centre of Promenade Park. It is extremely popular throughout the season, however opening times are weather dependent so be sure to check before heading down.

Blackwater Leisure Centre

Blackwater Leisure Centre

At the newly refurbished Blackwater Leisure Centre there is a huge range of activities on offer, including swimming, a gym, and fitness and pool classes.

Thomas Plume’s Library

Thomas Plume’s Library

Founded in 1704 this historic library still houses Thomas Plume’s books and his small collection of paintings.

Steam Tug 'Brent'

Steam Tug 'Brent'

Berthed at the picturesque town of Maldon in Essex with its wonderful collection of Thames Sailing Barges, Brent has been a much loved local landmark for over 40 years.

The Viking Saga Boat Trips

The Viking Saga Boat Trips

The Viking Saga, listed on the UK National Historic Ships Register, was built locally in 1947. After a complete restoration she is now used for public cruises from Maldon and neighbouring ports.

The Maeldune Heritage Centre

The Maeldune Heritage Centre

We are proud to be the Custodians of the famous Maldon Embroidery. This wonderful work of art, 42 feet long and alive with vibrant colour and design, celebrates the 1000 years since the celebrated Battle of Maldon in 991.

Mighty Oak Brewery

Mighty Oak Brewery

The Mighty Oak Brewing Co Ltd was founded in Essex in 1996 before finding a home in Maldon five years later.

St Giles Leper Hospital Remains

St Giles Leper Hospital Remains

Remains of an ancient Leper Hospital said to have been founded in 1164 by Henry II.

The Museum in the Park

The Museum in the Park

Social history museum of Maldon and District situated on the edge of the award winning Promenade Park.

Moot Hall

The Moot Hall

This 15th Century former manorial home houses a unique brick spiral staircase, a Georgian court room, a former prison and a Victorian Council Chamber.

Topsail Charters Ltd

Topsail Charters

Historic sailing barges ‘Hydrogen’ and ‘Thistle’ are available for regular public cruises and also for private hire for groups up to 50 from a variety of East Coast locations including Maldon and Ipswich.

Combined Military Services Museum

Combined Military Services Museum

An award winning collection of British military artefacts from the English Civil War to today. Collections focus on the Special Forces, espionage, uniforms, medals, swords, tanks and the Donnington Firearms Collection of over 700 guns.

The Hythe Quay is part of the town's old port and the centre of Maldon's maritime heritage. Take a boat trip, maybe on a traditional Thames Sailing Barge, or enjoy a drink and a bite to eat in the historic waterfront pubs.

Journey through the town's colourful history. The Maldon District Museum houses a fascinating collection of exhibits about Maldon's past, both domestic and industrial, with room sets from Victorian and wartime life. Visit the ancient churches, the 15th century Moot Hall, the ruins of St Giles Leper Hospital, and other historic buildings, not forgetting the embroidery displayed in the Maeldune Heritage Centre.

Promenade Park is for everyone. There's fun for all the family, including a splash park, play areas, skateboard ramps, sandpits and picnic spots. You may prefer to sit by the river, or take a stroll along the promenade to view the boats and wildlife, or relax in the ornamental gardens. In summer, the amphitheatre provides the perfect setting for outdoor music and theatre.