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Combined Military Services Museum

Closed Now: 10:30 - 17:00
Open today: 10:30 - 17:00
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Had a fab time!

Had a great trip here today with my husband and son (10yrs). So much to look at!! A great... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Basildon, United Kingdom
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Great undiscovered treasure

I found this museum by Googling military museums in Essex. Its hard to believes this is one man's... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Vince B
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“james bond”(25 reviews)
“three floors”(14 reviews)
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...more
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Carriage House Station Road, Maldon CM9 4LQ, England
+44 1621 841826
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All reviews james bond amazing collection three floors hidden gem an industrial estate spy equipment well worth a visit tucked away private collection on display cold war spy chain mail original items disabled access english civil war armed forces medieval times
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Had a great trip here today with my husband and son (10yrs). So much to look at!! A great collection of all things military dating back to 300BC, staff were really welcoming and helpful and extremely knowledgeable!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank KellyMcClean
Reviewed 1 week ago

I found this museum by Googling military museums in Essex. Its hard to believes this is one man's private collection. The collection is so varied from swords to Surface to Air Missiles. The espionage section was better than anything Ian Fleming wrote.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Vince B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Privately owned, but very well run collection of Militaria. Large collection of uniforms and guns, with some larger stuff as well. Resident Archivist . Everything well documented. Situated on an Industrial Estate, but don't let that put you off.. Lots to occupy your mind. Wheelchair...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank John G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place has been here 14 years and we never knew about it! Definitely a hidden gem Very reasonably priced 3 floors of things to look at Quizzes for kids Lift for people with mobility difficulties Friendly staff Whats not to like

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank darrenw893
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Such a lovely friendly place. Our 6 year old son loved it. We had a lovely time. Lovely little gift shop too. Thank you

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank andrearO9762XP
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It might look small from the outside but it is packed with artefacts and information covering all aspects of military history. There are many unique items and I am sure that numerous bigger museums would be very envious! The spying section is still my favourite,...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Gapmonthers
Reviewed 15 January 2019 via mobile

It's unusual to get all services combined in a museum. Friends of mine would hate it they only want RAF or army ect. We loved it and £6 entry fee is good value. Staff friendly and welcoming and knowledgeable and possibly volunteers? If I had...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank A3303XQpaulh
Reviewed 6 January 2019

Visited for the first time, we were very impressed. The staff were very knowledgeable and helpful. The exhibits were extremely well set out and labelled. We spent around 2 hours here learning about spy equipment and methods, seeing original items dating back to the Vikings,...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Alice M
Reviewed 12 December 2018

Easy to find by the tanks and SAM missile outside. Small but adequate car park. Covers arms, armour, guns and ammo from the prehistory period through the Romans, medieval, world wars, spies, radio sets, poisoned umbrellas, codes and code machines. Really learned a lot and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank jbshr1pwa
Reviewed 10 November 2018

I went with my son who has been wanting me to take him here for a long time it’s one of the best military museums we have been to and so happy we came such a great collection of military items to see

Date of experience: November 2018
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17 June 2017|
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Response from Ian M | Reviewed this property |
Sorry to take so long to respond. I've only just noticed the question. There's lots there for children of that age, in my view. Uniforms, guns and some really interesting equipment. I think they'd be interested and engaged... More
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 alicemolly01 | 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.