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Combined Military Services Museum

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Address: Carriage House Station Road, Maldon CM9 4LQ, England
Phone Number: +44 1621 841826
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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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I visited the Combined Military Services Museum with my Dad and found that this small building covers British Military history over a great number of years with all artifacts in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Martyn S
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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I visited the Combined Military Services Museum with my Dad and found that this small building covers British Military history over a great number of years with all artifacts in the collection to be real and no replicas. This really is an amazing place to visit if you are into military history, you will need to spend more time than... More 

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Ballymena
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have visited many similar museums but I was totally overwhelmed with the variety of exhibits and especially as this is the collection of one man. Two hours was not enough and I believe that anyone would be fascinated and humbled by the stories of bravery and sacrifice portrayed in this museum of museums.

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Thank John S
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent two hours in this museum and could have stayed longer. It is very interesting and very amazing since one person owns the collection. Very worth your time to visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are interested in our military history then this is not to be missed. Professionally laid out in modern surroundings even air conditioned. Vast amount of information both local and national. Don't let the size of the building put you off spread over 3 floors good disabled access -, you can spend days in here 1000's of relevant items... More 

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Thank Andrew S
Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

A really well laid out military museum. Some great S.O.E. displays including medals, uniforms and killing devices. Was amazed to see this is a privately owned museum which is open to the public. Saw sone of the 'cockleshell heroes' canoes and one of Lord Cardigans swords. Also some great 19th Century uniforms. Check out the Luger with silencer attributed to... More 

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Benfleet, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

A stones throw away from Maldon town centre is this well laid out display of military items from "knights of old" to the present day. Many hours could be spent in viewing the displays and weaponry. Car parking is on the site and displays of a few military vehicles outside (tanks). There are vending machine refreshments on the premises and... More 

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

We went to the museum today having seen some brown tourist signs for it whilst in the area last week. Absolutely brilliant! So much to see that I am going to have to go back again in order to take all the information in.

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Thank superfitviv
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

A superb collection of Militaria ranging from pikes, swords and a substantial selection of small arms. My personal favourite is the amazing collection of cold war spy gadgets and weapons hidden in everyday objects. A great example of a local museum with friendly, knowledgeable and helpful staff on hand to explain and answer any questions. Special thanks to the young... More 

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Maldon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

We visited on Armed Forces Day - couldn't have chosen a better time to go! Entrance was free for this event, and manned by enthusiastic and knowledgeable volunteers. The museum is small but of great interest to those who want to learn more about The Great War, particularly the involvement of the Royal Flying Corps, with photos and life-like models... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

I was in the area and decided to check out this museum. On arrival we were greeted by a very knowledgeable and enthusiastic man who was working in the shop. He gave us a little talk about how it is one mans collection and the things we can find on each floor. It is small but absolutely packed! It has... More 

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