Experience a journey through British military history beginning on brutal medieval battlefields, through the Crimean & Napoleonic Wars, into WW1 & WW2, right up to today’s conflicts.Use our Maldon trip planner to visit Combined Military Services Museum on your trip to Maldon, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
Discover the secret worlds of Spies, their weapons, gadgets and disguises. Learn about WW2’s Special Operation Executive (S.O.E), about British Special Forces and their brave, daring operations.
See stunning displays of uniforms; be astonished by one of Europe’s largest public displays of firearms. Squirm at medical equipment used on battlefields; learn the personal stories behind the medals. Read intimate diary accounts of British soldiers.
Dress up in armour; carry equipment of today’s soldiers. See tanks, swords, armour and much, much more! Discover Britain’s Military History by seeing only genuine artefacts. You will be amazed!
The museum houses only genuine period items and takes great care to ensure the accuracy and detail of all its displays. There are many items of national importance on display, that cannot be seen in any other museum.
The aim of the Combined Military Services Museum is to display artefacts from Britain’s proud military history, for the education and enjoyment of both present and future generations. The museum is fully air conditioned and the collections are kept in high quality display cases, providing a comfortable experience for visitors and a stable environment for the preservation of the artefacts..
The museum is open Wednesday to Sunday and every Bank Holiday Monday. During school holidays the museum is open every day.
Opening hours are 10.30am to 5pm with last admissions at 4pm. Please allow 2-3 hours for your visit.
Combined Military Services Museum Reviews
A very complete collection from medieval and beyond times of artifacts to the present day.Great,.I enjoyed it immensely. more »
Visited this amazing tardis with friends, primarily for the chaps, expecting to be in and out quite quickly or leaving them to it and going off to find a coffee shop but spent a few hours captivated b... more »
Fantastic collection. From Medieval to modern. Really interesting, with informative display information. Amazing spy warfare collection also. Well worth a visit. Staff were excellent; took the time to show me some of the specialist stuff that I showed an interest in.
A good friend of mine and I visited today, we are both over 65 and shoot regularly. The staff are so knowledgeable and helpful. The museum is tucked away on a small industrial estate, but don't let that put you off.
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