A WEEK full of activities celebrating the history of Maldon is taking place later this month.

Maldon Town Council will be hosting this year’s local history week with several other venues including barges, churches and museums.

Maldon Moot Hall will have guides available to show visitors around the historic building from May 30 to June 1 from 11am to 4pm.

All Saints’ Church is open to visitors to look around from 8.30am to 6pm.

St Giles Ruins will have representatives showing visitors around and giving a talk on its history on May 30.

The Friary Walled Garden is open on June 2 from 10am to 4pm.

Steam tug Brent is open for visitors to come and learn about its long history with exhibitions and talks from May 28-30 and June 2.

Maldon District Museum will be open for visitors to explore the social, domestic and industrial history of the area.

Thomas Plume’s Library will be open from May 28-30 from 2pm to 4pm and on June 1 from 10am to noon.

The Thames Sailing Barge Trust is having a children’s open day for those between five and 11 years old.

They can learn how to be barge men on May 30 from 11am to 4pm, and admission is free.

The Museum of Power is putting on summer fun science workshops from May 29 to June 2.

St Mary’s Church is staging a children’s activity day on May 28 which includes Lego building and a quiz.

The Combined Military Service Museum will be open from May 29 to June 2 and allows visitors to explore military history over the years.

Finally, Maeldune Heritage Centre has arranged a candle-rolling activity for children as well as other activities from May 28 to June 1.

For details, visit maldontowncouncil.gov.uk or call 01621 857373.