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Combined Military Services Museum

Carriage House Station Road, Maldon CM9 4LQ, England
+44 1621 841826
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Its Essex best kept secret, if you like James Bond, you most visit

Outside it looks a shambles, inside its really good, I believe it has the biggest collection of... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Tony M
Hidden gem!

Jam packed with military bits and bobs dating back hundreds of years o to modern day warfare. They... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks 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 5 days ago

Outside it looks a shambles, inside its really good, I believe it has the biggest collection of fire arms in the UK. Of particular interest is the Peter Mason collection, the man James Bond was based on.

Thank Tony M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Jam packed with military bits and bobs dating back hundreds of years o to modern day warfare. They litteraly have it all and all original pieces. The staff were very friendly and helpful and also happy to answer any questions. Very good disabled access to...More

Thank mereel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My friend saw signs for this place while passing through the town a few months ago. The signs didn't give much away so he checked it out on the Internet when he got home and it seemed worth a visit. We visited yesterday and have...More

1  Thank Kev69
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A fantastic place! Three floors, and yes there is a lift! Crammed full of war stuff, guns swords, uniforms, bombs....the list is exhaustive. You can spend as long or as little time as you like. All decked out within easy to visualise and clean glass...More

Thank Val H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The museum is deceivingly much bigger than it looks on the outside. Three floors of one mans collection - absolutely outstanding amount of guns and memorabilia. The staff are very enthusiastic about where they work which is lovely, my partner and I were simply looking...More

Thank beckilou91
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 13 September 2017

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 11 September 2017 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 September 2017

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 2 September 2017 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
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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.