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Combined Military Services Museum

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Address: Carriage House Station Road, Maldon CM9 4LQ, England
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+44 1621 841826
10:30 - 17:00
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Wed - Sun 10:30 - 17:00

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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little gem

Fantastic place to visit, really interesting collection and a huge amount of weapons. Well worth a visit.

Reviewed 1 week ago
harry w
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We visited this museum tucked away at the back of Maldon last week and really enjoyed it. There was lots of interesting this to see and plenty of information to back up the exhibits. Good value for money.

Thank ken S
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic place to visit, really interesting collection and a huge amount of weapons. Well worth a visit.

Thank harry w
Pershore, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

There was a lot more to see than we were expecting & £18 for a family of 5 it's well worth the visit. On arrival we were met by very friendly, passionate staff & were amazed to discover that everything in the museum was one mans collection. As the title of 'Combined Military Services Museum' might suggest it's a museum... More 

Thank Dan B
Witham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent collection of military paraphernalia, would recommend you allow plenty of time as it holds more than you would think when you first pull up (it's like a TARDIS). Well laid out, with short brief descriptions of all items ranging from one of the best gun collections you will ever see, to medieval weapons and even a section on spies.... More 

Thank duck0162
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had a Sunday afternoon spare and looked on the internet for museums close to East London. This one sounded interesting and was only about an hour's drive. I thought the reality would be less than the write-up on the website but I was wrong. It was far bigger, better and even more interesting than I expected. The museum covers... More 

Thank Ian M
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a place for people who want to go into the detail of military equipment, badges and emblems, for me it was too much. However the place is very well organised and extreemly clean and tidy, in that sense an excellent museum

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Middle East
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Second visit over recent years to the museum and is a little gem. For those of us who have served and those with an interest in impressive collections then this museum is very hard to beat. Certainly invokes memories and educates at the same time!

Thank Peak45MiddleEast
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Tucked away down a side street in Maldon, just past the old railway building, you're greeted by a range of tanks and a SAM battery parked outside a fairly unassuming building. Step inside, and after a wonderful introduction to the contents by the enthusiastic staff, you're treated to a smorgasbord of military equipment and paraphernalia across centuries of warfare. It's... More 

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Benfleet, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 March 2017

Visited the museum and with my wife. The museum was easy to find as there were military hardware including missile parked at the front. The museum's exhibits were extensive and covered a long period of military history. The exhibits' descriptions were informative and thought provoking. The museum's staff were eager to inform and paswsionate about their museum. THe museum visit... More 

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Reviewed 26 February 2017

Visited with 2 young boys who loved all the models and displays. The person at reception was very helpful and gave us a back ground to the museum and its owner. The SAS and gun displays was amazing

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