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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
10:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Wed - Sun 10:30 am - 5:00 pm

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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Heybridge Primary School Visit

A fantastic learning experience for the staff and pupils of Years Five and Six of Heybridge Primary School! Daphne and Nick were incredibly knowledgeable and accommodating prior... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Essex, United Kingdom
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Essex, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A fantastic learning experience for the staff and pupils of Years Five and Six of Heybridge Primary School! Daphne and Nick were incredibly knowledgeable and accommodating prior to, and during our visit. A wealth of artefacts and resources in this 'hidden jewel' in Maldon, Essex. The children thoroughly enjoyed their day at the museum and are keen to visit again... More 

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Maldon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

There is so much to see here that you could spend all day and still struggle. If you want a history lesson in what the military wore and used this is the place to go. They also keep adding to the display so if you go back months later you will find something else to see.

Thank Paul A
Halstead, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Small museum full to the ceiling with items small and large from the military. Almost every item they have is on show. Perhaps a little more text about each item wouldn't go amiss. You are assured of at least two hours looking around.

Thank Howard D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is a tardis!!! You pull up thinking oh this won't take too long to look around. Hours later when you have popped out for lunch and come back you realise just how much stuff there is to look at and read about If you are into military history, guns, uniforms etc you really shouldn't miss this place, the... More 

Thank latmaz
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best museum I have been to in a very long time I would highly recommend it. Lots very interesting war time artefacts from civil to modern times.

Thank Wayne R
Colchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well, this was a total surprise and a very pleasant one. My husband had been wanting to visit this museum for a long time but I was a bit reluctant as I am not as interested in the military as him. The Museum looks very small from the outside but like the Tardis inside is much, much bigger and houses... More 

Thank Wendy W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016 via mobile

I was extremely impressed with this museum. The sheer content was amazing with enough to captivate people with a historical interest in the military for a good few hours. I would highly recommend you visit.

Thank beerhunting
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016 via mobile

You don't have to be a military enthusiast to enjoy this great museum. It's well laid out and packed with fascinating artefacts. Staff are helpful and friendly and it's easy to find. A really great find

Thank JaynaStephens
Canvey Island, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016

Worth a visit if you are interested in Military history. The highlight for oh was to see his old R.A.O.C cap badge and bomber Harris's uniform. Well laid out museum covering 3 levels.

Thank Janis O
Essex, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016

On entering the building you are immediately struck by an immense collection of Medieval items of battlement and you are instantly immersed into the shear interest of these pieces. But this is only the start it just goes on with so many different items that has been collected and put together is mind blowing, one being the sword from the... More 

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