This ancient Essex town of Maldon, with its oldest part sitting high on a hill overlooking the Blackwater estuary, has a rich and varied history just waiting to be explored.

MALDON is famous for the Hythe, which is the home to many of the remaining Thames barges, and the district offers visitors a wide range of places to visit and activities to enjoy.

It is also well known for its Promenade Park, originally created on the sloping bank of the River Blackwater over one hundred years ago. Popular with visitors and residents alike, this park is the centre of summer fun with playgrounds and various childrens activity areas including the very popular splash park.

On the banks of the river Blackwater, this park has been popular with generations
Where the Chelmer & Blackwater navigation meets the Blackwater estuary
Local & Social History, Combined Military Services and the Museum of Power
Explore the Blackwater Estuary and beyond with one of the many boat trips available
A selection of accommodation on offer in the Maldon district
Your guide to many of the events happening in the Maldon district
Maldons Annual Fireworks Display is on November 7 2015  - click for details
Being one of the oldest recorded towns in Essex, a walk up the High Street to the crest of the town reveals many buildings whose brick facades conceal medieval timber frames. At the junction of the High Street and Market Hill stands the tower of St Peters which is attached to the building erected in 1704 by Dr Thomas Plume to house his famous library and the Maldon's grammar school. The school has long since moved and the ground floor now contains the Maeldune Centre which displays the Maldon Embroidery depicting life in the town from the Battle of Maldon to the present day.

Further along is the Moot Hall, built in the 15th century for the d'Arcy family and most recently used as the council chambers, magistrates court and police station. Another few yards and you will reach the 13th century All Saints' Church, famous for it's trianglar tower and Washington Window.

Market Hill, lined with more timber framed buildings including the old workhouse, leads steeply down to Fullbridge at the crossing of the River Chelmer. This area was once a thriving port with it's wharves busy unloading ships laden with timber and other materials. It is also the home of Maldon's old railway station building which has survived despite the railway being closed in 1964. At the end of Station Road you will find the Combined Military Services Museum containing a large collection of weapons and armoury and other displays.

Maldon Events in the next 7 days
Sunday 13th September 2015 to Sunday 11th October 2015 Wednesday - Sunday 10am - 4pm
MUSEUM OF POWER, Hatfield Road, Langford near Maldon   CM9 6QA
An exhibition to commemorate 150 years of the Paxman company of Colchester. The exhibition will describe the history of the celebrated engine manufacturer, whose products have powered boats, factories, railway locomotives and pumping stations. The museum houses the world's largest collection of historic Paxman engines ranging from an 1892 steam engine to several large diesels. Some of the engines will be running on certain Sundays during the exhibition.
Cost: Adults £4.50, Seniors £4.00 Children (5-15) £2.00
More details: 01621 843183
Friday 18th September 2015 to Friday 9th October 2015 Friday evenings from 6pm until 9pm
Museum of Power, Maldon Road, Langford   CM9 7GG
Visit the Astaria model village in candlelight. Each Friday evening from Sept 18th until October 9th. The museum tearoom will be open for snacks and hot drinks.
Cost: Free entry to the model village.
More details: 01621 843183
Model Exhibition
Sunday 4th October 2015 10am - 4.30pm
Museum of Power, Maldon Road, Langford   CM9 7GG
A world in miniature with several model railway layouts, boats, steam models and other examples of the modellers art. Entry to the museum is included with many working exhibits. Enjoy a ride on the miniature steam train (fare £1.00). Admire the sculptures around the grounds (part of Maldon Arts Trail) The tearoom will be open.
Cost: Adults £5.00 concessions £4.00 children 5-15 £2.50
More details: 01621 843183
Sid Bolan Band
Saturday 10th October 2015 19:30
All Saints' Church, High Street, Maldon   CM9 4PY
Sid Bolan Band Concert in aid of the Children's Society at All Saints' Church Maldon. Enjoy music in the style of Glen Miller, Count Basie through to modern tunes. Interval Refreshments and Raffle Enquiries and Tickets from the Tourist Information Centre 01621 856503, from the church or on the door.
Cost: £8.00
Made for You
Saturday 10th October 2015 10am - 3pm
The Bewick suite r/o The Swan Hotel, High Street, Maldon   CM9 5EP
FREE Admission, FREE refreshments! For our next sale on Saturday 10th October 2015 we have Ian Yearsley doing a book signing for us. Ian Yearsley MA MBCS is a writer and historian who is based in Southend-on-Sea in Essex. This event is designed to showcase small and micro business who design and make their own products. Shop til you drop with around 20 different stalls selling unique handmade products.
Cost: Free admission - Stalls from £15
More details: For more details contact: Teresa on 01621 859157 or Julie on 01621 680896
Cheeki Monkeys BIG Baby & Children's Market
Saturday 10th October 2015 10am - 12noon
Upper Plume School, Fambridge Road, Maldon   CM9 6AB
Come and bag yourself a Bargain at our next Event with Cheeki Monkeys Maldon, Southminster & Witham! Children's Entertainment and Refreshments. Adults £1 Children FREE Goody Bags for first 100 Shoppers Face Painting Princess Appearances Mini Photo-Shoots Baby Casting & Impressions Jewellery Tutus, Hair Accessories, Christmas Gifts Phoenix Cards Handmade Wooden Gifts Forever Living Products Colouring Competition Supporting Home-Start Maldon
Cost: Adults £1 Children FREE
More details:
Maldon High Street Shopping Guide