Sunday, November 28, 2021

Museum re-opens

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Apart from brief periods during April, May and August the Maldon Museum has been closed to the public for most of this past year. Volunteer activities have continued during this time however, and much has been achieved behind the scenes in the way of conservation, cataloguing and indexing.

Old photograph of the Caledonian crushing mill in Maldon
The Caledonian crushing Mill in High Street. Owned by Robert Oswald. Note the quartz roasting kilns in the background. Photo courtesy Tarrangower Times.

The planned re-opening of the museum is eagerly awaited by the museum’s volunteers who have created a special informative display of Maldon’s mines from days long gone.  The display of photos, text, maps, and diagrams feature four sites within easy walking distance of the Museum.  The North British mine, South German, Caledonian Crushing Mill and the Beehive Chimney are all included, as is information on Robert Oswald – the ‘Quartz King’. 

The human cost of mining is portrayed in stories of some of Maldon’s horrific mining accidents.

Museum open times as from Wednesday 1 December will be every Wednesday and Sunday from 11.30am to 2pm.  Entry is only $2.50.  If you haven’t been to our local Museum for some time come along and see what changes have been wrought.

Tarrangower Times 26 November 2021

This article appeared in the Tarrangower Times, 26 November 2021.

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