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  • Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Museum

The Lilleshall Marshall steam engine

The Lilleshall Marshall steam engine

Contact

Debbie Thomas and James Gulleford

01621 843183

Address

Steam Pumping Station,
Hatfield Road,
Langford,
Essex,
CM9 6QA

Details

Housed in a former Water Pumping Station, the museum contains a fascinating collection of power-related exhibits that will interest the young and the not so young, with many working examples of various power sources, machinery, equipment and tools. The most important exhibit is the 'Lilleshall' triple expansion steam pump which is now back on steam after 50 years.

On non-event days there is a small charge for entry to the museum, however visitors can explore the seven acres of grounds and riverside walks for free. Visitors can climb the observation platform or choose from an extensive selection of refreshments and treats for every age in the relaxing Tea Room.

Outside in the grounds, more attractions can be found including a model village, a picnic area and the ever-popular miniature railway providing rides at selective events. There is plenty to do and see for adults and children alike at the Museum of Power.
In 2013 the museum was awarded “Engineering Heritage Listed Status” by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedDisabled toiletsFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsWelcome HostWheelchairs availableAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs acceptedGuided tours for groupsSmoking not allowed

MLA Accredited

Opening details

Open from Wednesday 1st February to Sunday 17th December

Wednesdays to Sundays 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. with last entry to the Museum at 3 p.m. – tea room open until 4 p.m.

Open on Bank Holiday Mondays.

Closed in January except for New Years Day.

Last operating day this year is Sunday 18th December and we will reopen on Wednesday 1st February 2017.

Prices

Prices (excluding special events, Lilleshall Steam Days and train rides)
Adults: £5.00;
Concessions: Senior citizens and students (the latter on production of a current student ID card): £4.50;
Children 5 to 15 inclusive £2:00;
Children 4 and under: FREE
Details of prices for special events and Lilleshall Steam Days are as shown on the Events page.
Please note there are reductions for groups of ten or more. In addition evening group visits can be arranged available subject to minimum charge of £50. Please contact the Museum Manager for details.
On non-event days entrance to the grounds and tearoom is FREE, however a Museum entry charge applies as shown above.
On days when the miniature railway is running additional charges apply for rides, currently £1 per train ride or six rides for £5.

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Location

Directions

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Map reference: TL 832092  Lat: 51.75155 Long: 0.65362

By Road:
From A12, Junction 20a/b (Hatfield Peverel). Follow B1129 for 3 miles. Car park on right.

By Public transport:

Timetables and information can be accessed via the public transport information partnership Traveline South East. Traveline allows you to plan journeys from and to a postcode, postal address, town or village, named station or stop, or point of interest.

Call 0871 200 2233 to speak to an operator and plan your journey, or log onto www.travelinesoutheast.org.uk and simply type in where you are travelling from and to for a detailed trip summary.

First Essex 73 bus service which runs between Maldon and Chelmsford.

Parking: free

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted
  • Guided tours for groupsGuided tours for groups
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed

MLA Accredited

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

Parking

  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis solid
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
    • YesTo the gift shop
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesBaby changing facilities

General

  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesClear signage
  • YesEffective lighting for visually impaired visitors
  • YesWheelchairs provided
    • YesFree
  • YesRoutes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility
  • YesDisplays at suitable height for wheelchair users / children
  • YesAudible alarm system

Entrance

  • YesRamp to entrance
  • YesEntrance is well lit

Food

  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to cafeteria
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesMenus available in large print (14pt and over)
  • Restaurant / cafe provide meals for visitors with special dietary requirements:
    • YesVegetarian
  • YesSeating suitable for wheelchair users, ie moveable and good height for person sitting in a wheelchair