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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

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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surprising museum in back water

What a museum if war history is your thing this is the best it is a one man collection magic the james bond part is fantastic also the engine from the TSR2 i never seen... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a museum if war history is your thing this is the best it is a one man collection magic the james bond part is fantastic also the engine from the TSR2 i never seen so many guns and a sword from the battle of maldon many military uniform also many other weapons of war lot of metals from very... More 

Thank maldonfox
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

Today. Less than a week until Christmas day, it was 17 degrees and broken sun shine. So I decided used to take a couple of my mates up to the museum on our motorbikes. Ten years ago I donated my uniform I wore during my deployment to Iraq. It is a strange feeling seeing it. And reading my writing on... More 

Thank Nigel C
Great Totham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

This was a very enlightening view of warfare and the mechanisms of war; it is frightening what we've created to annihilate one another, but also a tribute to those that have died to maintain our freedoms. This is somewhere everyone should visit at least once to better understand our military services and what they do to protect us. I found... More 

1 Thank DarenNorman
London, United Kingdom
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26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

This museum tucked down a side road in the inauspicious Essex town of Maldon doesn't look like much from the outside, but what a surprise! As the very friendly volunteer on reception said, it's like the Tardis. Rooms and rooms of incredible items beautifully laid out over 3 accessible floors. Everytime you turn your head you gasp at another rare... More 

1 Thank Julia W
Maldon, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

This is a great museum, so much to see and learn. Absolutely packed with interesting history, kit and guns!

1 Thank JackInMaldon
Heybridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015 via mobile

What an absolute gem of a place. Living in Heybridge we have driven passed the brown sign for this museum for years and have only just visited as we had an ex services friend visiting. What a surprise! First of all it is so much bigger than you think and secondly it is so well laid out and clean and... More 

1 Thank Lesley S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015 via mobile

Had friend visiting us from Hull, went for a visit to Maldon's military museum. From the outside it looks so small, but just like a tardis it was bigger on the inside. The cost £5.75 adults & £4.00 children, from the start you have Crimean, ww2, spy equipment, uniforms, gun's, etc. There is so much to see you need to... More 

1 Thank Nelly1702
Porthcawl, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

What a great little museum, one mans collection of all things military and a great way to pass a few hours on a cold damp afternoon (although it was neither when I visited). Not much in the shop though, so may be look to expand the range there, apart from that I really enjoyed it.

1 Thank Beamish198
Maldon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

All sorts of exhibits, from mediaeval armour and weapons to much more recent artefacts, especially from the two world wars. The kids will love the gory aspect, and old soldiers can reminisce about using a .303 rifle or similar. Well worth a visit.

1 Thank rf82573915
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015 via mobile

This is a must see for anyone interested in weapons, spies and uniforms. Give your self plenty of time.

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