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The Combined Military Services Museum holds a nationally important collection of military artefacts. We tell the story of the British fighting forces from the medieval period to the present day.

Exhibits include the only surviving Cockle Canoe from the Cockleshell Raid, military vehicles, arms, armour, the Donnington gun collection, our famous SOE and Spy collections and Special Forces collection. We are also proud to hold the only known Viking sword found in Maldon.

With exhibits over three floors there is plenty to discover from 800 BC to modern warfare and the social history of the Home Front. 

Last entrance is 2 hours before closing time to allow you a full 2 hour COVID secure visit.

Due to COVID-19 please call ahead to book your 2 hour slot. 01621 841826 or book using the online app,

We will take your details for track and trace.  Please note under current restrictions only members of the same household or support bubble can visit together. Masks must be worn at all times inside the museum

Please allow 2 hours for your visit.

Please Note:

During school term-time we open Wednesday to Sunday but during school holidays we are open everyday.

The museum in fully air conditioned.

We welcome assistance dogs only.


We are a fully accredited museum and are Heritage Lottery and Arts Council England funded

Guide Prices

Adults: £8.50
Children: £5.00
A family ticket of up to 6 people including children is £25.

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Assistance dogs welcome
  • Disabled access
  • Disabled toilets
  • Staff are dementia aware
  • Video/virtual tours

Booking & Payment Details

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)

Catering

  • On-site light refreshments - Hot drink machine and cold drink machine on site taking coins
  • Picnic site - Out door picnic tables

Children

  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children welcome

COVID-19 Response

  • 1m distancing in place
  • Advance booking essential
  • Capacity limit - 30 people per hour
  • Clear signage
  • Contactless payment possible
  • COVID-19 measures in place
  • COVID-19 risk assessment completed
  • COVID-19 staff training completed
  • Deep cleaning between visitors
  • Face mask essential (not provided)
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Facilities must be booked
  • Floors clearly marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to visitors & staff
  • Hygiene screens in place
  • Online booking possible
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Time limited visits

Groups

  • Education/study area
  • Facilities for educational visits
  • Facilities for groups
  • Guided tours for groups

Meeting, Conference & Wedding Facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Board/Flipchart
  • Facilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitality

Parking

  • Free Parking

Property Facilities

  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Gift shop
  • Passenger lift
  • Public toilets
  • Smoking not allowed
  • WiFi or internet access

Site Features

  • Regional Tourist Board Member
  • Welcome Host

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups
  • Coach parties accepted

Map & Directions

Combined Military Services Museum

Type:Museum

Station Road, Maldon, Essex, CM9 4LQ

Tel: 01621 841826

Awards

  • Visit EnglandVistEngland VAQAS Gold VistEngland VAQAS Gold 2018

Opening Times

Season (19 May 2021 - 31 Dec 2021)

* Open Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun, Bank Holidays and every day during the school holidays from 10:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Last entry 4 p.m.

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