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Combined Military Services Museum

Carriage House Station Road, Maldon CM9 4LQ, England
+44 1621 841826
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Looks are deceiving

Found this place online. Wanted to do something different. When we got there, didn't think much of... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Maggie S
Essex, United Kingdom
Interesting for all the family, diverse and different.

We just passed through Maldon and noticed the brown signs with the tank. Glad we followed the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Zaandam, The Netherlands
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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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Hours Today: 10:30 - 17:00
Carriage House Station Road, Maldon CM9 4LQ, England
+44 1621 841826
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Found this place online. Wanted to do something different. When we got there, didn't think much of it. Once inside. Amazing. So much to look at and things to learn. Went with my husband and mother in law. We all had a great time. It...More

Thank Maggie S
Reviewed 5 days ago

We just passed through Maldon and noticed the brown signs with the tank. Glad we followed the signs! We found a very nice museum that was worth visiting for up to 2 hours. We found an enormous collection of rare guns and weapons of all...More

Thank Hanneke-familie
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely amazing exceeded expectations.. we only saw this as we were passing through Maldon and so glad we called in So many great exhibits and really educational.. all tucked away off an industrial area. Brilliant private collection that knocksvtge spots off many other public and...More

Thank Nick T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

nice collection of military equipment and weapons i was a bit dubious about the Peter Mason story i just cannot see the s.i.s .letting someone take home starsi uniforms etc.

Thank Robert J
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Nice little museum, everything clearly labelled, very interesting if you like guns, swords, military wear etc. A little gem of a find..

Thank Denis F
Reviewed 9 July 2017

Wast collection of arms and equipment, well worth a visit if you are interested in millartry history

Thank John R
Reviewed 29 June 2017

This museum covers the history of the English Civil War, World War I, World War II and the Cold War. An unbelievable number of exhibits large and small are arranged over three floors in a comfortable modern building and all are clearly and succinctly labelled....More

Thank threecameras
Reviewed 24 June 2017

On the outside looks like any old industrial unit on an industrial estate ,but dont let that put you off ,once inside its like dr whos tardis a never ending display of militaria etc.. with real friendly staff. One of the best Ive been to.

Thank Tony F
Reviewed 22 June 2017

We came across this on TA when researching a nearby town, and thought that it sounded a place we could spend sometime We were right, it's off the beaten track and if the Tourist signs have gone AWOL when approaching from the West. But hey...More

2  Thank Barry B
Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

We visited for the first time. Well worth it. Given plenty of information on arrival by the man at reception. Found it to be very interesting. Something for everybody

2  Thank daryl5869
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17 June 2017|
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Response from Olive W | Reviewed this property |
I believe this would be a suitable venue. Every level is spacious and peaceful and the lighting is not too harsh. Staff are also very helpful and patient.
diane m
30 September 2016|
Response from Howlo | Reviewed this property |
I cant say - sorry, on my visit i saw no dogs, suggest you phone and ask, sorry i cant help more
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20 September 2016|
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Response from Alice N | Reviewed this property |
It is just opposite the roundabout from Tesco and it's under £5 for adults they do discounted rates for students and concessions/senior citizens but not sure exact amount, they do have a website though.