Welcome to the Maeldune Heritage Centre.
2017 OPENING HOURS:
WE ARE OPEN..
TUESDAY - SATURDAY, 11AM TO 4PM
ADMISSION IS FREE - WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU!
Celebrating Summer at The Maeldune Heritage Centre!
Continuing our Summer Programme of Exhibitions, our new exhibition is ‘Focus on Maldon’ from the locally-based Focus Photographic Group. (13th July to 1st August) for their annual show at the Maeldune. A very talented group of local photographers, all with their own individual styles. Come and see a thoughtfully compiled selection of colour, black and white, atmospheric sun-prints and pinhole camera photographs. One wall is exclusively dedicated to evocative images of Maldon and its surrounding area.
Tel: 01621 851628
Special Event! A demonstration of the techniques of ‘Sunprinting’ by photographer Chris Farndell on Saturday 22nd July. Please keep an eye on our Facebook page for timings.
New Displays - we are delighted to be partnering with two local sister Heritage venues – the Maldon Museum – ‘The Museum in the Park’ and Burnham-on-Crouch and District Museum.
We now have two new displays. The history of the iconic Thames Sailing Barges, for which Maldon and its maritime heritage is so justly celebrated, is presented courtesy of the Maldon Museum and features a wonderful model barge and artefacts relating to their construction and history. And examples of locally found Fossils and the story of salt making, courtesy of the Burnham Museum.
And coming soon – we have a new display about 100 years of the Maldon and Burnham Carnivals – a real trip down Memory Lane!
Our own beautiful model Sailing Barge is now taking pride of place in our window – it is the ‘Northdown’ made by D.T Parry.
During your visit, you can also enjoy the beautiful Maldon Embroidery – which celebrates and portrays in vivid and colourful detail 1000 years of Maldon’s eventful life, starting from the famous Battle of Maldon in 991.
Also - our Craft Gift Shop is full of lovely things, made by local artists and makers, and our regular displays continue from The Maldon Society Archive.
We are a registered Charity and every purchase and donation you make, helps us to continue our work in promoting our local Heritage and encouraging the work of our local Artists and Craftspeople.
The Maeldune Trust. Registered Charity No. 802226.