a station-by-station guide for UK tourist attractions


National Rail | station code WTM

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Witham is the junction for the branch line to Braintree. Witham is pronounced 'Wit-ham'.

Witham map

Tiptree Jam Museum by bus

The Museum shows how the art of preserve-making has developed at Tiptree. It also gives an insight into local village life. Tearoom. Admission free.
Open Daily 1000-1630.
Bus 91 from near station to Tiptree Factory Corner, about 20 minutes journey. M-S about every 2 hours. Operated by Hedingham. This bus passes near Kelvedon station and there are more frequent buses from Colchester.

Tiptree map
Ordnance Survey Maps
Ordnance Survey Maps
Ordnance Survey Maps

Maldon by bus

The ancient town of Maldon has a rich history and is well worth exploring with historic buildings in the High Street, including the Moot Hall, a brick tower of three floors built around 1420. Nearby Thomas Plume's Library was constructed from the ruins of old St Peter's Church to house his collection of over 8000 books and pamphlets. The Maeldune Heritage and Tourist Information Centre occupies the ground floor of the building and this is a good place to start your visit. The popular Promenade Park overlooks the Blackwater Estuary where some of the remaining Thames sailing barges can usually be seen at Hythe Quay. |

TI Maeldune Heritage Centre. Tel. 01621 851628.

Bus 90 from station to Maldon Tesco (30 minutes journey) and High Street (35 minutes journey). M-F ½-hourly, Sat hourly. Operated by Stephensons. Buses to Maldon also operate from Chelmsford.

Maldon map

Maeldune Heritage Centre by bus

The Heritage Centre is on the ground floor of Thomas Plume's Library. It houses the 42 foot Maldon Embroidery created to celebrate the 1000th anniversary of the 991 Battle of Maldon. Displays tell the story behind the embroidery and Maldon's history. Maeldune is the old name for Maldon. Exhibitions programme of local art and crafts. Admission free, donations welcome.
Open TWThFS 1100-1600.
Bus to Maldon High Street (see above).

Maldon Museum in the Park by bus then ½ mile

A small Museum covering the social, domestic and industrial history of Maldon and the surrounding area, including a model of Maldon East railway station. It is housed in an Edwardian former Park Keepers Lodge.
Open please see website.
Bus to Maldon High Street (see above) then ½ mile.

Combined Military Services Museum by bus then ¼ mile

The Museum displays items from Britain's military history from medieval times to the present day. Displays include weapons, military uniforms and spying equipment. Refreshments.
Open WThFSSu & BH (Daily in school holidays) 1030-1700.
Bus to Maldon Tesco (see above) then ¼ mile.

Beeleigh Abbey Gardens by bus then ¾ mile

Three acres of riverside gardens in a picturesque setting dating from the 13th century. Highlights include spring bulbs, roses, a wisteria walkway and a wildflower meadow. Refreshments.
Open Apr-Sep, selected Fridays (see website for dates) 1030-1630.
Bus to Maldon High Street (see above) then ¾ mile.