The Museum of Power, housed in a former water pumping station is based at Langford (about a mile from Maldon). It houses a varied collection of industrial history ranging from an overhead machine shop to a petrol powered iron.
The museum runs a range of event days and has the ‘Lilleshall’ triple expansion steam pump which is now back in steam.
They also have a thriving education programme and are keen to enthuse young people with a love of science and engineering.
Current exhibitions include ‘Women in Engineering’ and the museum has items in its collection from a whole range of Essex engineering companies and wants to uncover stories of the women who worked at these firms. They are particularly keen to find out more about female workers at Ford of Dunton, Paxman of Colchester and Bentalls of Heybridge and you can sign up to volunteer and help the museum with their research.
The museum is looking for untold stories about the roles of women who worked at the Museum of Power or within the associated Essex & Suffolk Water Treatment Plant at Langford nr Maldon to build their ‘family history’ and find out their impact on the water industry and local/national social history. They would love to find families to invite to a ‘family of the Museum’ party so that they can share the untold stories and memories.