You can contact the Museum anytime through a variety of ways:
You can come and visit us at the Museum or write to us, our address is:
47 Mill Road
You can call us on 01621 842688, if there is no answer because we're closed, you can leave a message with your name, enquiry and contact details, however an email would be quickly received.
You can email us any enquiry whether it be about an object or display, a request for information or research from our archives (this may sometimes require us to charge a small research fee) or volunteering opportunities at the Museum. You can email us on:
We also have two social media platforms that we update regularly with news of what's going on around the Museum, information on displays or to help publicise other local groups, events and attractions.
You can find us on Facebook here or just search "Maldon Museum" in the search bar:
You can find us on Twitter here or just search "Maldon Museum" in the search bar or tag us @maldonmuseum:
Pre-booking your visit during our opening hours is no longer mandatory and there are no longer slot times to book, however we do ask that larger groups contact us in advance to allow our Stewards the chance to make sure that social distancing practices can still be carried out for visitors and volunteers who are still concerned about such things for we are a small Museum with lots of enclosed spaces. You can contact us on any of the methods above.
We do accept donations of objects that will be added to the Museum's Collection, however the Museum and donor must adhere to the correct procedures. As there is also very limited space for new objects, either display or in our archives, then we do have certain criteria to meet and consider.
- Is the object(s) related to Maldon, the District and its inhabitants?
- Does the Museum have the storage space?
- Does the Museum have it already?
To help us determine these, we ask that potential donors make intial contact with the Museum either via email or a direct message on one of our social media channels with details about the object(s) as well as personal contact details. Photos of the object(s) and dimensions will also be helpful. Items brought directly to the Museum may not be accepted immediately but on duty stewards will still ask for your contact details and take as much information about the object so that it may be discussed amongst Committee Officers for if we are to accept the donation or not.
Once a decision has been made then a Museum representative will contact the donor to arrange the transfer of the object(s). Donated items are listed and signed over between the donor (or someone representing the donor) and a representative from Maldon Museum in the Park (typically the Accessions and Archives Officer) on a hand-written Object Entry Form (OEF). The OEF is a triplicate sheet with two of the copies (the white and the blue) remaining with the Museum for our admin and a pink form which acts as a receipt for the donor to retain. Full terms and conditions are listed on the back of the OEF.
Public opening times are as follows:
Monday: Closed (Except Bank Holiday Mondays: 1-4pm)
Wednesday: 1pm - 4pm
Friday: 1pm - 4pm
Saturday: 1pm - 4pm
Sunday: 1pm - 4pm
We can also host out of hours group bookings for families, schools and education groups of all ages, social organisations, care groups to visit the Museum. Just simply message or email the Museum to organise your visit.
Management Committee Members:
We are a Museum run entirely by unpaid volunteers who dedicate our time to the presevation of Maldon's history and heritage.
- Joint Chairwomen - Flo Shaughnessy and Brigid van Bruggen
- Secretary - Lucy Franklin
- Treasurer (Acting) - Aart van Bruggen
- Accessions and Archives Officers - Steven Gridley and Jonathan Cruickshank
- Collections Officer - Jennifer Donnelly
- Membership Secretary - Jenny Sjollema
- Grants Officer - Carly Nicholls
- Technical Officer - Keith Jeary
- Publicity - Jonathan Cruickshank
- Digital Media - Steven Gridley
- Group Visits Co-ordinator - Vacant
- Volunteer Co-ordinator - Brigid van Bruggen
- Shop Manager - Sue Salt
- Display Officer - Vacant
- Courtyard Project - Sue Mason, Jane Senior and Barbara Pemberton.
- Penny Farthing newsletter Editor - Ian Linton