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image for Group Visits item typeGroup Visits at Chelmsford Museum

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  • Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Museums, free entry


Chelmsford Museum

Chelmsford Museum


Oaklands Park,
Moulsham Street,


Local, industrial and social history from prehistory to present day, Essex Regiment history, fine and decorative arts (ceramics, costume, glass), coins, natural history, events and talks.

Monday to Saturday, 10am to 5pm
(Closed Fridays during Essex Schools term time
Sundays 1pm to 4pm
Closed Good Friday, Christmas Day and Boxing Day

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedDisabled accessDisabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsWheelchairs availableAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Children welcomeDisabled accessSmoking not allowed

Vending machines.


Free entry



Plan route to Chelmsford Museum using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: TL 701055  Lat: 51.72282 Long: 0.46164

By Road:
Take old A12 / Chelmsford approach. Cross roundabout, turn right at next roundabout, left at 3rd roundabout, turn right into Moulsham Street. After 100yds turn right into Oaklands Park.

By Public Transport:
From Chelmsford station it is 1.5 miles to Chelmsford Museum.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Chelmsford station


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed

Vending machines.

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis solid
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
    • YesTo the gift shop
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesLift equipped with verbal floor announcements
  • YesLift equipped with raised floor numbers or braille numbers or letters
  • YesContrast markings on clear surfaces such as glass doors
  • YesBaby changing facilities
  • YesHearing loop installed in public areas


  • YesEntrance is well lit
  • YesAutomatic door at the main entrance


  • YesHearing loop system
  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesClear signage
  • YesEffective lighting for visually impaired visitors
  • YesGood colour/tonal contrast for visually impaired visitors
  • YesWheelchairs provided
    • YesFree
  • YesRoutes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility
  • YesDisplays at suitable height for wheelchair users / children
  • YesAudible alarm system