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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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007 eat your heart out

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Lesley S
Heybridge, United Kingdom
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Heybridge, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 

Thank Lesley S
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20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

Thank Nelly1702
Porthcawl, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

Thank Beamish198
Maldon, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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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.

Thank rf82573915
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8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

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

Thank Joatmon67
London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

The review on here were right - this is a great place and the staff were extremely helpful. Great collection especially for James Bond fans and great advice when walking in from the staff for the two 4 year olds with me. They loved the place :)

Thank Michael T
Essex UK
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132 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

An excellent place to visit. We tried it to while away an hour on a wet Sunday and ended up spending more than two and a half hours there and having to be prised away because of a lunch booking. Especially loved the spying sections.

Thank Gapmonthers
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36 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

Having driven past the brown road signs fairly regularly we decided to see what it was all about....what a great surprise! This is a private collection that covers medieval military history to the present, and there is something of interest for everybody. I particularly enjoyed the SOE (special operations executive) display, and the section on Peter & Prue Mason. I... More 

Thank Charlotte B
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

This is a brilliant little gem hiding away! A fantastic museum with an extensive collection, there's a lot of things here that you won't see elsewhere! With a fantastic spy collection. Great to spend 1 - 2 hours, or on a rainy day.

Thank Ben O
Rochford, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

Spent an interesting couple of hours at this private museum which prides itself on original items of displays. A vast amount of uniforms and weapons on display. A very quiet building. Tea facilities disappointing as it was just one clix machine. Very disabled friendly. Toilets on site. Staff very friendly and welcoming. Great for young and old. Website worth a... More 

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