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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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Fantastic military collection

We was very surprised at the quality of the vast collection of military artifacts. The staff were very polite, even offering to help to find out if as we think my grandad may of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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Basildon, United Kingdom
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Basildon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

We was very surprised at the quality of the vast collection of military artifacts. The staff were very polite, even offering to help to find out if as we think my grandad may of served in the S.O.E during the war. There is something for everyone interested in military history.

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Cork, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

This little museum is packed from floor to ceiling with military items from all periods. Medals, uniforms, and lots and lots of weapons. And some more weapons! The only thing that is missing are better/more information boards and a bit more narrative to the collection. It would help it make the transition from a private collection that is open to... More 

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Essex
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

This museum has an incredible amount on display. We saw items you just can not see elsewhere. Facilities include a lift to upper floors, toilets, vending machines and a small gift shop. We had not visited the museum before, so the lovely receptionist told us exactly what we could expect to see. We stayed for 3 hours. The spy section... More 

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Dagenham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Great museum to visit for the young & old . Lift to all floors . All uniforms to view from most wars , swords from every era , more to see but too many to mention , well worth a visit for young & old . You could spend several hours there . Very helpful staff . Vending machines on... More 

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Fantastic museum not just for adults and history buffs, but also very helpful for school children with projects etc. I plan on visiting every year.

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Canvey Island, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We have been here three times and my boys love it. There is so much to see and they love the spy exhibition. There are lots of uniforms and weapons on display and the staff are very informative. There are hats and clothing you can try on so good for some photos!!!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

This is a hidden gem and should be more publicised. Biggest small arms collection on public display in Europe. Great for WW2 and Cold War geeks - cockleshell heroes, D-Day, Falklands, Gulf War etc.

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Having been interested in WW2 military history and living relatively close to the museums location, I have to admit that I was unaware of its existence. Following a recommendation I visited together with a friend who's interest is the English Civil War. In summery, we were both amazed at the extent of the museums collection and the informative and careful... More 

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Maldon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Excellent music a lot bigger inside than it looks from the outside spent a good 3hours looking around and would defo visit again!!

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Harlow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

What a wonderful surprise this museum was. Not very imposing from the out side but like the Tardis iñside. Great exhibitions and keen staff. Well worth a visit, but not for small chilldren

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Additional Information about Combined Military Services Museum

Address: Station Road, Maldon CM9 4LQ, England
Phone Number: +44 1621 841826
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Maldon
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:30 am - 5:00 pm

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