INDEPENDENT & TIMELESS

Take a stroll around historic towns and villages, full of quaint shops and restaurants, cafes and bars and hidden gems. Stroll through Maldon High Street, full of independent and eclectic shops, enough to fill many days of retail therapy. Or explore the charm and character of Burnham-on-Crouch, visit the farmers' market and sample local produce. But why not also delve into a thousand years of history in our museums, heritage centres and attractions. Discover the significance of the historic port of Maldon and its quirky and truly unique people.

TIMELESS HERITAGE

You can fill your days discovering the rich history of the area, its turbulent past and rich maritime culture. More information is available at the Maldon District Tourist Information Centre.

Combined Military Services Museum

Combined Military Services Museum

Maldon

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.

Museum of Power

Museum of Power

Maldon

A former steam pumping station, with power related exhibits, tea room, picnic area and miniature railway. Set in attractive riverside grounds.

Mangapps Railway Museum

Mangapps Railway Museum

Burnham-on-Crouch

Extensive working railway museum including locomotives, carriages, wagons, historic buildings, memorabilia and a major collection of signalling equipment. Much of the collection is under cover. Train rides are available every open day.

St Peters Chapel

The Chapel of St Peter-on-the-Wall

Maldon

This ancient Saxon chapel is the oldest church in England built by St Cedd in 654ad, it is one of the most restful and spiritual buildings in the country, a place to bring you peace and tranquility.

Thomas Plume’s Library

Thomas Plume’s Library

Maldon

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

The Maeldune Heritage Centre

The Maeldune Heritage Centre

Maldon

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

Maldon

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

Burnham-on-Crouch & District Museum

Burnham-on-Crouch & District Museum

Burnham-on-Crouch

Discover the story of Burnham and the Dengie from the Bronze Age to today. Explore its fascinating maritime and social heritage through the artefacts and records of people’s lives.

St Giles Leper Hospital Remains

St Giles Leper Hospital Remains

Maldon

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

Maldon

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

Moot Hall

The Moot Hall

Maldon

15th Century brick building with spiral staircase includes a Georgian court room and Victorian Council Chamber.

INDEPENDANT RETAIL

The towns of Maldon and Burnham-on-Crouch have an amazing variety of interesting independent stores with their own appeal and character. Both with an eclectic mix of independent retailers and specialist stores, selling everything from local delicacies and souvenirs, to clothes and works of art.

For excellent fresh produce and a range of other items, visit the farmers' market in Burnham-on-Crouch.

STEPPING BACK IN TIME

With over 2,000 years of history to explore, the Maldon District has a rich legacy from the past, with everything from medieval churches to Edwardian sail lofts at Tollesbury and a World War I aerodrome at Stow Maries.

Throughout the District you can discover industrial heritage, maritime and military history, and many other traces of the past. The annual Heritage Open Days, guided tours of historic buildings, archaeological sites, and heritage themed events are all a great way to discover the past.

Thames Sailing Barges

With its long coastline and three rivers, it's no surprise that the Maldon District has had a long association with water based activities and is now home to many keen yachtsmen and women.

You can see reminders of the region's maritime heritage including the fleet of Thames Sailing Barges at Maldon's Hythe Quay, the sail lofts at Tollesbury and the 18th Century canal Chelmer and Blackwater Navigation used to transport cargo from the Blackwater to Chelmsford.

View of St Peter's on the Wall Church

Set in a remote and beautiful location infused with spirituality, the Chapel of St Peter on the Wall was built by St Cedd in 654 AD, using the remains of a Roman Fort previously on this site. This simple but iconic building attracts visitors and worshippers from all over the world.

Other remarkable churches include St Marys Church Maldon, St Lawrence Rural Discovery Church, and St Mary's Church, Burnham on Crouch.

View of the Moot Hall Stairs

The Maldon District has a wealth of historic buildings including the 12th century All Saints' Church, Maldon, which has a unique triangular tower. The Burnham Royal Corinthian Yacht club designed by Joseph Emberton in 1930-1931, is one of the most famous and earliest buildings of the Modern Movement in England. The remains of the ancient St Giles Leper Hospital, founded in 1164 by Henry II. St Giles is a rare survival of only ten medieval hospitals recorded in Essex and is of national importance.