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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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Amazing collection

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

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 NEW

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 reviews 4 reviews
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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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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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29 reviews 29 reviews
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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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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Had a great time and a really interesting place to visit for a couple of hours, my sons enjoyed it and there is plenty to see - also makes you very proud of our armed forces :-)

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Essex
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

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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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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