In line with the Government’s Roadmap The Maeldune Heritage Centre will reopen on Tuesday 13 April, 2021.

The first exhibition this year will be ‘Unlocked’, an exciting and vibrant, mixed media exhibition from several local artists demonstrating their work and what inspired them to continue to be creative during lockdown.

We look forward to welcoming our visitors again! 

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The Maeldune Trust – Registered Charity No. 802226

Health and Safety

Our priority will be as always to deliver a great visitor experience whilst following Government guidelines and Public Health advice 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.

 The Maeldune Heritage Centre is open:

 Tuesday to Saturday 11.00 – 4.00, closed Sunday and Monday.  Entry is free – donations are welcome.

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“Maeldune” is the Saxon spelling of Maldon and means “a cross on the hill”.

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.


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Events & Exhibitions

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