Always something new to see at the Maeldune Heritage Centre!
We close our doors at 4pm on Saturday 23rd December and stay closed for all of January 2018, for a good clean and sort-out.
We re-open on Tuesday 13th February and our first Exhibition will be by The Maldon Camera Club, for three weeks from 15th February.
Throughout 2018, we will be open as usual Tuesday – Saturday, 11-4; admission free
A Cracker of a Christmas at the Maeldune!
We wrap up 2017 with our famous Maeldune Christmas Craft Shop! Now running until and including Saturday 23rd December - our usual lovely Christmassy display, with a mix of much-loved regulars and exciting newcomers too …. this runs alongside our permanent year-round Craft Gift Shop – so we are absolutely ‘chock-full’ of tempting gifts both for yourself and your friends and family. Take a break from all the mass-produced gifts that you can get anywhere – choose instead unique lovely things, hand-crafted by our own local craftspeople and artists! Pottery, jewellery, soaps, knits and textiles, decorative items, preserves, cards and many more – and salt of course!
And of course we will be taking part in the annual Maldon Vintage Christmas Fayre on 30th November 6pm – 9pm. Festive fun and treats and we will be open for all your Christmas Shopping – unique lovely things, nearly all of them made by our own local craftspeople and artists!
We all like to shop online – it’s so convenient … but please don’t forget your own local High Street – we have a terrific range of local shops … please support us all too!
We always enjoy visits from local schools and we were very pleased to welcome staff and pupils from Danbury Park Community Primary School a few weeks back. The children are studying the historic Battle of Maldon in 991 and they came to see how the Battle is illustrated in the famous Maldon Embroidery. Maeldune Trustee Jill Hipsey gave a talk on the Battle, which was much enjoyed by the children – especially the gory bits! The children were delightful - enthusiastic and very well behaved, a credit to the school and their teachers.
We are working on our Exhibition schedule for next year and will be publishing it in the New Year. As usual, we will have a new exhibition every three weeks and it promises to be an exciting programme of both old and new faces! Watch this space and keep an eye on our website too!
Our regular displays continue alongside, star of the show is of course the wonderful Maldon Embroidery – 42ft of sumptuous design and vibrant colour – as alive now as when it was made 26 years ago!
Not forgetting our partnership with two local sister heritage venues; the Maldon Museum – ‘The Museum in the Park’ and Burnham-on-Crouch and District Museum. Also The Maldon Society presents an extensive photographic display from their Archive.
The Maeldune Trust. Registered Charity No. 802226
Celebrating Maldon’s Heritage and Showcasing local Art and Craft!