Tuesday – Saturday, 11am -4pm.
We are closed Sundays and Mondays.
Shine a Light at the Maeldune!
We have an exciting new Exhibition from an artist showing with us for the first time; by Essex-based Artist – Connie Flynn. ‘Finders Keepers, Tales in Textiles!’ is an exhibition of textiles made on a residency at Sumburgh Lighthouse, Shetland in June 2015. Connie was inspired by her research of the lighthouse keepers and their families who lived and worked at the lighthouse. She recorded their tales in textiles, showing here at the Maeldune from 5th to 23rd October inclusive.
In June 2015 Connie was the Artist in Residence at Sumburgh Lighthouse Shetland, during the residency she researched the social history aspect of the keepers and their families who stayed, worked and lived at the lighthouse. Connie recorded these experiences in her sketchbook, this then developed by using cloth to construct textile wall hangings, each one decorated with different surface effects and hand stitched techniques.
Finders Keepers Tales in Textiles! has been shown at Harwich Lighthouse (Aug 2017), Three Hares Gallery in Buckinghamshire (Feb 2017), Rayleigh Windmill, Essex (Sept/Oct 2016) and Shetland Museum (April 2016).
Meet the Artist! Connie will be at the Maeldune on Saturday 6th October from 2pm to give a talk on the exhibition. Admission Free - All welcome!
Did you hear us? Maeldune on Air! BBC Radio Essex's Quest treasure hunt programme came to the Maeldune on Sunday morning (16 September). We were the first site to be visited and then after solving the clue, the team went on to visit three other heritage sites in the town -it was great fun and great promotion for us all and for Maldon as a whole. If you missed it - listen again on i-player – here is the link:
While you are here, enjoy the wonderful 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 craft items from our wonderful local craftspeople and our regular displays continue - from The Maldon Society and the Maldon and Burnham Museums.
We are FREE to enter, and open Tuesday-Saturday, 11-4. We look forward to seeing you soon!
Deborah Rhodes; Manager
The Maeldune Heritage Centre, St Peter’s Tower, Market Hill, Maldon CM9 4PZ
Celebrating Maldon’s Heritage and Showcasing local Art and Craft!
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