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Combined Military Services Museum

Address: Station Road, Maldon CM9 4LQ, England
Phone Number: +44 1621 841826
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Ranked #1 of 10 Attractions in Maldon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Military Museums, Museums
Owner description: The Combined Military Services Museum in Maldon, Essex is one of the country's premier Military...
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Type: Military Museums, Museums
Hours:
Wed - Sun 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: The Combined Military Services Museum in Maldon, Essex is one of the country's premier Military Museums. Our patron, and frequent visitor, Lord Paddy Ashdown has called us "a jewel" "worthy of national recognition". Winner of the Museum of the Year Award for Essex, and awarded Visit England's quality assurance award, the Museum tells the story of the British fighting force from the English Civil War to the present day with unashamed pride.

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Wickford
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

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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Southminster
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

I found this while searching the internet for places to go locally. I had not realised it was there - what a treasure! Such a lot to see and everything was set out really well. The area dedicated to Mason and his wife was excellent.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

An absolutely fascinating museum with some of the best displays I have ever seen. There is a brilliant mix of exhibits spanning centuries & my personal favorite is the Mason exhibit which is fantastic and everything is authentic and original. This museum deserves National status and recognition. P.s the entrance fee is also a nice surprise 2 x adults 3... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

This museum deserves to do very very well. Lots and lots if relevant and recent exhibits from recent conflicts sensitively exhibited with weapons from the Middle Ages and before and after. I have visited many times and it's top of the list of places to take my grandchildren, sons in law and family and friends. Very helpful staff who cheerfully... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

I visited with my Dad, and being a teenage girl I was not very exited by this, but I did find it quite interesting so it must of been decent! Upon entering there was a small fee. I think it was £6 each. It wasn't much and there's quite a lot to see so defiantly good value. A lot of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Uniforms weapons in their hundreds!!!!! What an amazing collection. You'll need time to see it all as there's hundreds of everything perfectly displayed!!!!

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