THE MAELDUNE TRUST
Health and Safety
The Centre is operating within the Government’s advice on wearing masks and social distancing.
Our priority will be as always to deliver a great visitor experience whilst following Government guidelines and Public Health advice on Covid-19 to keep our visitors, staff and volunteers safe. In the Centre you will find the QR code for the Test and Trace system, hand sanitisers for visitor use, a one way system, a protective screen at our counter and Visitor Centre desk and a regular cleaning schedule. Please help us provide a safe and pleasant visit by adhering to social distancing guidelines. We will be monitoring numbers inside the Centre and operate a queuing system when required.
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The Maeldune Trust – Registered Charity No. 802226
There is always much to enjoy at the Maeldune ….
We are the proud custodians of The Maldon Embroidery providing talks and information on the magnificent 42ft display to reveal the story behind the embroidery featuring the Battle of Maldon and Maldon History to enhance our visitor’s experience.
Visitors to our Exhibition Hall during the year are able to view and enjoy a variety of work from local artists and members of local groups, including photography, paintings – contemporary, watercolours, pastels, prints, fused glass and jewellery art work, multi media and much more. Our exhibition changes every three weeks. For more information visit our exhibition page.
The Maldon Society’s Oral History Listening Station provides a fascinating and rare opportunity to hear local real life stories, told by the people themselves – do come and try it for yourself!
Our displays from The Maldon and Burnham on Crouch museum feature artefacts and, clay pipes found locally.
Our Gift Shop is full of unique craft items from our wonderful local artists and craftspeople.
Entry is Free, we are open Tuesday – Saturday 11.00 to 4.00 throughout the year.
Events & Exhibitions
Edd (1938-2021) sailed the East Coast as a yachtsman for more than forty years owning five wooden boats over that time, the last one a Blackwater Sloop built in the 1960’s in Maldon Essex.
The Maeldune Heritage Centre Christmas Craft Fair 2021 – Thursday 25 November to Thursday 23 December 11.00am to 4.00pm
As well as our regular Craft shop there will be Christmas items: quality handmade crafts, paintings, books, ceramics, fused glass, cards and much more.
There will be an exhibition of small quilts, wall hangings and many other patchwork items.
A familiar scene can appear to be entirely different, depending upon so many factors: time of day, time of year, personal mood, individual perception and so on. Sometimes we want to see something more than the obvious: sometimes we don’t.
The Thames Sailing Barge Trust who operate the Maldon based barges Centaur and Pudge are holding an exhibition entitled ‘Red Sails Over The Blackwater’,
Heritage Open Days is England’s largest festival of history and
culture, bringing together over 2,000 organisations, 5,000 events
and 40,000 volunteers. Every year in September, places across
the country throw open their doors to celebrate their heritage,
community and history. It’s your chance to see hidden places
and try out new experiences – and it’s all FREE.
This exhibition features textile and mixed media pieces exploring what each artist finds magical about gardens. The Material Girls hope visitors to the exhibition will enjoy leaving their troubles at the door and step into ‘The Enchanted Garden’.
We are delighted to have made such a positive start since reopening in April. So many visitors have said how glad they are that we are open again. This emphasises to us that we are making a positive contribution to both the local community and visitors from outside the district.
Exhibitions – Hugh Beattie’s North Essex Collection & Peter Dean’s Ceramics – Wed 7th to Tue 27th July 2021
An exciting exhibition of work by renowned military artist Hugh Beattie coming to the Centre from 7th to 27 July. The exhibition will be of Hugh’s North Essex Collection and unveiling new works in oil. Joining Hugh during his exhibition will be Peter Deans, our local ceramic artist, a member of the Essex Craft Guild and a selected member of Anglian Potters.