Located by the gates of Promenade Park it houses a large collection of displays depicting the history of Maldon
Museum of Power Langford
The old water pumping station exhibits includes working examples of power sources of all types and chronicles the major roles that they have played in history
Combined Military Services Museum
Huge range of exhibits conveying the history of warfare and weapons from the middle ages to the present day
Maldon is an ancient Royal Charter town with its centre situated on a hill close to the confluence of the rivers Chelmer and Blackwater.
Maldon was an early Saxon settlement and was known as Maeldune, a monument on a hill. In 916, King Edward the Elder fortified the Borough against the assaults and in 991 the famous Battle of Maldon took place on the outskirts of the town near the causeway to Northey Island. A large force of Vikings sailed up the Blackwater and camped on Northey Island and the famous Battle of Maldon ensued.
A Saxon town of some importance, Maldon became even more so in Norman times and was granted a Royal Charter in 1171 by Henry II. A copy of this Charter hangs on the old Moot Hall in the High Street alongside many other important documents and paintings.
Near to the Moot Hall is the ancient church of All Saints which has been dominating the scene since the thirteenth century. A feature of the church is the triangular tower which is unique in England.