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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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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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Great museum to visit even the grandchildren liked it!!! Would recommend the spy section as there was lots to see and the children could get involved

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
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Maldon, United Kingdom
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Maldon, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

Great museum to visit even the grandchildren liked it!!! Would recommend the spy section as there was lots to see and the children could get involved

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

I was very surprised to find this museum so interesting, its tucked away in Essex and not easy to access by public transport nevertheless it is really worth visiting if you are in this neck of the woods. Everyone in our group thoroughly enjoyed the visit there was something for all of us. It covers all aspects of British military... More 

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South Ockendon, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

There is so much in here that I have not seen in a mainstream museum, we all found it fascinating. Take some time to read about the exhibits and you wont be disappointed. There is only vending machines for drinks and snacks so take some change with you although I am sure you can get change at the entrance. A... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

This is a deceptive museum - the exterior does not give any indication to the delights you will experience inside. The museum houses the contents of one man's collection of militaria. There are uniforms from every era, the Donnington collection of guns (the largest) as well as the last existing Cockleshell canoe from Operation Frankton. If that wasn't enough there's... More 

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Rainham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

You park outside a warehouse, walk pass a tank or two go into the warehouse and enter a world of military uniforms, weapons, stories presented in an excellent way. From the old to the modern weapons of today, the facts, the stories, the people involved it is all there. Two hours is the minimum time to allow. Not expensive. We... More 

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Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Wow! What an amazing varst collection of all eras of military. Never seen so many sword, guns & uniforms as well as loads of other stuff. Teenage daughter didn't really want to go but was surprised at the interesting collection, relating it to projects covered in History. Fab collection of special agent gear. Collections all in modern cabinets well labelled... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Located in Maldon Essex - its signposted This museum was very interesting as it had a good selection, medieval swords to modern day Militaria. A small piece in one of the military magazines would help it gain more visitors. Maldon is a very nice place when the weather is good, the park is very pleasant and worth a visit. Take... More 

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Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

My husband loved this museum more his thing than mine but him and the children did seem to enjoy it. If your in to military defiantly worth a visit.

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Maldon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Very large great place to visit has excellent collection of world war 1 & 2 artilaries, weapons,. you should visit once.

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

one of the best museums on military I have visited. a warm welcome from chap on front desk explained every thing in museum is over 3 floors . various weapons from over the ages. uniforms, mortars best was the donnington collection, a well few hours spent looking around this museum will visit again if in area, a must for anyone... More 

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