Great Dunmow Maltings is a rare example of a small 16th century two-storey, timber-framed malthouse in a market town. Operational until 1948 and rescued from dereliction in the 1990s it is authentically restored to afford a fascinating insight into the structure of timber-framed buildings and the operation of a floor maltings.
The building is fully accessible, having step-free access and a lift . All components of the malting process survive - the steep / cistern, couch area, growing floors, kiln furnace and flue, plus other features such as the taking-in door, water pump, diamond mullioned windows and internal openings for moving the grain from one stage of the process to the next.
Permanent displays include equipment such as shovels, ploughs for turning the grain and barrows, examples of perforated kiln floor tiles, various documents and examples of the many uses made of malt. The town museum occupies part of the ground floor and includes displays on local industries.