Maldon’s Early Hotels

This display features photographs and memorabilia from the early hotels and breweries of Maldon, and tells you a little of their stories.

Visit during museum hours on Saturday afternoon (1:30pm to 4:00pm), and each second Sunday (Market Sunday 10:30am to 2:00pm). Display runs until end of November.

Royal Mail Hotel, Main Street, c1875

During Maldon’s early gold rush boom upwards of 60 licences were issued within five miles of the town centre.

These premises ranged from little more than beer houses through to accommodation, meals and entertainment venues providing a wide variety of entertainments. Some of the hotels had ballrooms, stages and dining rooms and many town functions would be held at a hotel.


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