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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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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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A stunning collection!

This has fast become one of my favourite museums. It has an awesome collection of artefacts from Henry VIII to the siege at the Libyan embassy in 1984! The Peter Mason collection... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 11, 2015
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

This is a brilliant secret, full of a wide variety of military artifacts reflecting our history. All of us enjoyed it and could have spent more time but there are only limited drinks and food facilities.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Lovingly presented selection of all things warfare, nice staff and very tidy displays and environment. Was an interesting way to spend an afternoon. If you live in Essex you should definitely pop by his little hidden treasure trove.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

This has fast become one of my favourite museums. It has an awesome collection of artefacts from Henry VIII to the siege at the Libyan embassy in 1984! The Peter Mason collection (the real James Bond) is something to behold too! I highly recommend this museum.

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

found on an industrial estate, just before you run out of road, take a look to your left and there stand 4 big tanks pointing guns at you 😀 we entered through a little door, not expecting much but my word what a surprise. The young chap who took our money gave us a whistle stop, verbal, tour of what... More 

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Great Totham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Much underrated and slightly undiscovered museum,if you are into militeria or the history of weapons and warfare through the ages a very interesting and worthwhile place to spend a couple of hours or so!

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Brentwood, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

We were surprised that we haven't found this little gem of a museum before. It is crammed to the rafters with exhibits spanning hundreds of years of warfare, with some quite amazing one-off items. All of the items are well displayed and we liked exploring the floors and finding more cabinets in every nook and cranny.

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Maldon, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

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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53 reviews 53 reviews
8 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
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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