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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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Excellent lad time experience

The lads so had a great time and loved the talk from the receptionist he was very knowledgeable they Loved the spy weapons

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Essex, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Really interesting little museum with lots of unusual exhibits ranging right up to a tank! Not what you'd expect to find in a smallish town like Maldon.

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Sheerness, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

The lads so had a great time and loved the talk from the receptionist he was very knowledgeable they Loved the spy weapons

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sydney
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29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

We visited the museum on a wet and windy day on the spur of the moment and I'm so glad we did. We are a family with not that much interest in military history but as soon as drove up and the children saw the huge tanks positioned outside we thought we might be onto a winner. We were given... More 

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Gillingham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Although a little off the beaten track this was such an amazing place to visit. The amount of collectable items was unbelievable from all ages of forces. Would highly recommend a visit.Staff were very informative and happy to answer any questions.

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

We took a 6 year old nephew on a very wet Monday too - and what a great place we found - as adults we were fascinated with all the exhibits and with the amount of information that was presented with them. The six year old loved all the guns and swords and spent a considerable time counting the guns... More 

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

On a wet Monday afternoon, with 3 young grandsons (again!) to keep entertained, we decided to give the place a go. First surprise is that the admission charges are reasonable. e.g. A family ticket for 2 adult & 3 children; £18.00 But, the lady at reception suggested separate tickets as, because our youngest grandson is under 3, it would cost... More 

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East Midlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

This is a small museum, one man's collection plus material from the Army at Donington. It is packed full on both floors. Although likely to be more appealing to men and boys there is plenty to interest women too. The displays are labelled but there is no space for more detail. I never realised there were so many types of... More 

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Basildon, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

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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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

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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