The Maeldune Heritage Centre was created to educate the public in the history and heritage of Maldon, Essex and East Anglia. “Maeldune” is the Saxon spelling of Maldon and means “a cross on the hill”. The centre stands in the ground floor of the tower of the old St Peters Church.

On the ground floor is The Heritage Centre and the upper floor is the Plume Library.The centre contains the Battle of Maldon embroidery which measures 42ft long and was made in 1991 to celebrate the 1000th anniversary of the battle.

The Heritage Centre hosts many art exhibitions during the year and has a gift shop of local crafts, cards and souvenirs. Outside the centre is St Peter’s churchyard garden with benches, historical artifacts and pleasant flower beds and is a nice area to sit and relax.