The Museum of PowerTuesday, November 24, 2015
Following our day at the Museum of Power's Steampunk event almost a fortnight ago I thought I'd share a bit more of the museum itself. The autumn scene was so pretty as we walked across the bridge from the car park to the museum entrance; bright yellows and greens.
The old Langford pumping station is now home to the Museum of Power, run by Essex and Suffolk Water just down the road from Maldon in Essex. There are so many exhibits to see! You cannot fail to be impressed by the main pump itself 'Marshall' which is quite simply fascinating in size and mechanics.
Good for Arthur Mumford. I have to say I've never been able to make my mind up.
There were a good number of engines on display as well as information and interactive exhibits. What a great use of these pieces of history, being kept clean and tidy so they can be admired and learn about. I rather loved the dials on this giant board.
We were fortunate to take a ride on the miniature railway which was running, hurrah! I have to say at £1 a ticket is was well worth it, we had a good giggle. Not least me as my skirt was almost prohibitively too tight to sit astride the carriage (I was hoping I wouldn't need to attempt side saddle). Blogging friend Kezzie seemed to enjoy herself too and I love this picture I snapped.
As well as the museum, displays, information, model village, gardens, miniature railway and walks from the museum there is the tea rooms as well so you can refuel as well. Coffee time! Here's the important bit: check the visiting times for all the details but as a general rule the museum is open from 10am Wednesdays – Sundays. There are loads of events throughout the year to get involved with too; the Winter Wonderland sounds delightful.
Thanks to Essex and Suffolk Water for inviting us along for the day!Sophie