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Maldon, Essex

Our Collections

Donnington Collection

The Donnington collection offers a unique picture of weapons used and captured by the British Army from the late 19th through to the early 21st century. Assembled by MOD Donnington, the collection includes weapons kept…

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The Spy Collection

The museum houses one of the finest collections of operational spy equipment in the world. See the equipment used by SOE secret agents during WW2 including booby traps and sabotage equipment. The top-secret Auxiliaries or…

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Special Forces

In May 1980 a secretive and little known unit, the SAS, jumped into the limelight when the Iranian Embassy in London was taken over by 6 terrorists. The museum displays an amazing collection of ‘Special…

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Artillery and Munitions

A large collection of munitions can be found in the museum, ranging from artillery shells, bombs, fuses, grenades and missiles. See the Famous Lutine Cannon, raised during operations to recover millions of pounds worth of…

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Uniforms and Personal Equipment

The museum holds an extensive range of uniforms and equipment from Victorian times through to the Gulf Wars, across all three services. Meticulous attention has been paid to each manikin ensuring it is dressed in…

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The Home Front

We house a good collection of Home Front artefacts, providing and excellent opportunity for local school to use our facilities to satisfy National Curriculum requirements without the need to visit London. We have on display…

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Operation Frankton

One of the most daring and dangerous missions of WW2 Operation Frankton was a Commando raid on German ships which were using the French port of Bordeaux. Under the cover of darkness, 10 men in 5…

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Arms and armour, 1800BC- 1800AD

On display is a comprehensive collection of English and early European arms and armour. These range from ancient Bronze Age spear heads to Roman artefacts and a locally found Viking sword. Numerous examples of medieval…

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