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Combined Military Services Museum

Carriage House Station Road, Maldon CM9 4LQ, England
+44 1621 841826
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Hidden gem 💎

This is without doubt a superb collection Of military weapons and uniforms with the most... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Stephen W
Mayland, United Kingdom
via mobile
Fantastic Collection

Been passed a few times ,so i made the effort to visit & am really pleased i did .As others have... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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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Carriage House Station Road, Maldon CM9 4LQ, England
+44 1621 841826
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is without doubt a superb collection Of military weapons and uniforms with the most interesting section on reel spy equipment. It's a must to see. With friendly staff that are there to help and inform you of the collection thank you so much

Thank Stephen W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Been passed a few times ,so i made the effort to visit & am really pleased i did .As others have said you just don't realise how big & how much there is in this museum. Packed with military items & with a fantastic armour/weapons...More

Thank merlinthe3rd
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This museum is a hidden treasure with excellent staff who are happy to share knowledge on particularly interesting parts of the Museum! I particularly enjoyed their spy collection. A great value for money day out!!

Thank Erin M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visiting area with family and seen museum online -expected good collection but it was quite amazing - the sheer volume and variety of exhibits on display was overwhelming Even my wife and child (normally bored with this subject matter) were really impressed. Nice welcome and...More

Thank I987w
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

From the outside this museum looks fairly ordinary (apart from three or four tanks in the car park!) - and even the reception area seems fairly normal. But this museum is like the Tardis, one room after another, one floor and then another full of...More

Thank Namelesslady
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Displays of 15th century swords through to the Gulf War. A really interesting private collection of original items. What really makes this special are the nuggets of information about every item which are both clearly written and interesting. The section on spying is fascinating and...More

Thank from_Essex
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

From a viking sword to golf war equipment, spy equipment, sas equipment and lots in between. All original pieces no replicas. Set over 3 floors. Limited parking unfortunately but has disabled parking and disabled access to all floors. Lovely friendly staff.

Thank Tina C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A small, but well keot museum tucked away in an industrial estate of Maldon. Lots of weapons on site and other army items through out the ages from medieval on wards. A great display on spies after the war with real artefacts which would not...More

Thank Julian B
Reviewed 20 August 2017

Quite a small museum, but packed solid with loads of items to see. Well laid out and very informative. In my opinion, better that the Imperial War Museum or the Royal Armouries.

Thank Colin K
Reviewed 13 August 2017

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
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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.