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Combined Military Services Museum

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Address: Station Road, Maldon CM9 4LQ, England
Phone Number: +44 1621 841826
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10:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Wed - Sun 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Description: Experience a journey through British military history beginning on the...
Experience a journey through British military history beginning on the brutal medieval battlefields, through the Crimean & Napoleonic Wars, through WW1 & WW2 to current day conflicts. Discover the secretive worlds of Spies, their gadgets, weapons and disguises. Learn about Special Forces, SOE and their brave, daring operations. See stunning displays of combat uniforms; be astonished by one of Europe's largest public display of Firearms. Squirm at the medical equipment used on battlefields and learn the personal stories behind the medals and the weapons. Read intimate accounts from dairies of British Soldiers. Dress up in the heavy pieces of armour worn in days gone by; carry some of the equipment of soldiers of today. Tanks, Swords, Armour, Missiles and so much more! Discover Britain's Military History by seeing only genuine period artefacts. End the day with a fun visit to Promenade Park or a delicious Cream Tea at Heybridge Basin.
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Combined Military Services Museum

A small museum but well worth a visit. Very well presented and maintained. Very interesting section on spies and the gadgets they used.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
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Essex
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

A small museum but well worth a visit. Very well presented and maintained. Very interesting section on spies and the gadgets they used.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This little place has so much to see and interact with...great for a rainy day outing with kids of all ages. With it being the centenary of the WWI your school kids will get a lot from a visit to this place.

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maldon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

what a great collection we were so impressed with the vast amount of things to see, we would recommend a visit to anyone who has an interest in anything military .the displays cover every age of combat weapons from viking up to present day. the staff are friendly and helpful and took an interest in 3year old harry so refreshing... More 

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Essex.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

For its size you wont find a better museum, cant fault anything about the displays, staff, entrance prices and even the 'bunker' outside gave the kids some valuable info and fun. Really amazing to think that the vast majority of the items on display are the result of one man's collection and I for one would love to meet this... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Medium size but packed with lots of interesting "stuff". I particularly enjoyed the real "James Bond" display.

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Wickford
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Fantastic display of weapons through the ages. The young man on the reception very helpful and knowledgeable,even if you don't like this kind of thing I'm sure you will find this very interesting and educational. Entrance fee very reasonable worth every penny.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

A walk through time beginning on the brutal medieval battlefields, through to the English Civil War, Napoleonic wars, then to the heyday of the British empire, World War I & II, then the secretive world of modern day spies. (And everything in-between). Weapons, uniforms, gadgets and documents, you name it, they have it all! Absolutely everything is original! This is... More 

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Colchester, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

A wonderful museum with some amazing items on display, especially the Mason collection. Each display is well set out with concise and easy to understand labelling, unlike some other military museums. The collection covers 3 floors all accessible by lift or stairs, the staff are friendly, helpful and knowledgeable and make the visit complete. There is ample parking and very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

My pal and I found this museum on the old interweb and decided to take the tour today(sat 17th January 2015) What a truly fantastic collection .the small arms were really interesting with some very rare items.the story of the Masons(spies)was brilliant .the armour displays which are all genuine,not copies were stunning and the large groups of swords,halberds and chain... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

This little treasure if definitely worth a visit if you're interested in anything to do with the Cockleshell Heroes or the imfamous Masons. A brilliant little gem!

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