The sites shown below offer an excellent overview of the town's history through the years.

Maeldune Heritage Centre - www.maelduneheritagecentre.co.uk

"Maeldune" is the Saxon spelling of Maldon and means "a cross on the hill". The Centre is run by the Maeldune Trust, a registered Charity, in partnership with Maldon Town Council. The Maeldune Trust comprises representatives of The Town Council, The Maldon Society, The Essex Guild of Craftsmen, the Maldon Twinning Association and other notable local organisations.

Home to the Embroidery that commemorates the Battle of Maldon fought between the Anglo-Saxons and the Vikings in 991, the Centre also has a wealth of material about Maldon's history.

The Moot Hall Hall - www.themoothall.co.uk

Believed to date from 1420 The Moot Hall, a Grade 1 listed building, has central place in the Maldon story. The Moot Hall has served Maldon as town hall, prison, police station, court house, charter house, armoury, council chamber and public meeting space for nearly 450 years. The views from the roof are well worth climbing the stairs!

Now it is has a new life as a centre for the social history of the town, and plays host to numerous events, performances and exhibitions. It is also a venue for civil marriage ceremonies and there are high hopes for an incredible future for this wonderful building.

Maldon Museum (or "The Museum in the Park") was established in the early 1920s as Maldon Borough Museum and at the outbreak of WWII the collection was put into storage but even so it was very unfortunate that many items were either lost or damaged beyond repair.

Combined Miltary Services Museum - www.cmsm.co.uk

The museum houses original British military artifacts, a number of which are of national importance including the only surviving MK2 'Cockleshell' canoe as used in the 'Cockleshell Heroes' raid, plus displays of espionage equipment and much more.

The Maldon Riverside Association - www.maldonriverside.co.uk

The Association, formalised in April 1988, grew out of the work undertaken by a group of enthusiasts in the early and mid-1980s. The over-arching aim is to protect the Maldon riverside in the interest of local residents and all the people who care for Maldon and its heritage.

Memories of Maldon and Heybridge Facebook page - www.facebook.com/groups/MaldonHeybridgeMemoriesHistory/

The page is for sharing photos, memories and history about Maldon, Heybridge and surrounding villages and hamlets within today's district of Maldon.

Note - This is a private group. You will have to join the group before viewing any content. Joining instructions will be on the Facebook page.  

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