MALDON Museum in the Park will be host to an art and photography exhibition showing Maldon 'now and then'.

The museum in Promenade Park launches the Now and Then summer exhibition today, July 31.

There will be a range of archive and contemporary paintings on display.

These paintings are by independent artists from the area and members of Maldon Art Club.

There will also be photographs and vintage Postcards on exhibition that are loaned by photographers and collectors.

It will be running at the museum until October this year.

Entry to all the museum's exhibits including the Maldon Now and Then exhibition will be free during the summer holidays.

On its Facebook page, a spokesman said: "We felt that this was the best course of action as it allows for a free platform for everyone, especially families, to come and immerse themselves in local history and heritage.

"As well as an opportunity to enjoy art and photography up close which may well inspire a new generation of artists and photographers as well as those who cherish history and heritage."

Pre-booking is no longer mandatory but larger groups are asked to do so, to ensure a safe and healthy environment for visitors.

It is open from Wednesday through to Sunday, from 1pm to 4pm.

The museum is run by a committee made up entirely of unpaid volunteers who donate their time to maintain the running of the cultural landmark.

Maldon Museum is celebrating its 25th year being located in Promenade Park.

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