Chelmsford Museum
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Following a complete renovation, Chelmsford Museum reopened in 2019 to take you through Chelmsford's history, from the Ice Age, right through to the present day. From the chance to see a mammoth, or watch a princely Anglo-Saxon burial, to finding out what used to be on your street, the museum has something for everyone.

See the Story of Chelmsford from Prehistory to present day, Chelmsford's Potters such as Grayson Perry, Bright Sparks and the Natural World. And you can also take one of our trails in the wonderful Oaklands Park, where the museum is located. 

Chelmsford Museum is also home to the Essex Regiment Museum

​​​​​​The museum offers a great free day out, as well as one off events, talks and workshops. 



 

Book Tickets

Guide Prices

Entry to the museum is free of charge.

Events

Saturday, 23rd March 2024 - Sunday, 3rd November 2024

Restless Brilliance: The Story of J.A. Baker and The PeregrineAn exhibition exploring J.A. Baker's life, his love of nature and writing.
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Thursday, 18th July 2024 - Thursday, 18th July 2024

Protecting Peregrines in East AngliaJoin us to hear the story of how peregrine falcons have made a successful return to the East Anglian countryside.
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Wednesday, 24th July 2024 - Wednesday, 24th July 2024

Thursday, 25th July 2024 - Thursday, 25th July 2024

Friday, 26th July 2024 - Friday, 26th July 2024

Wednesday, 28th August 2024 - Wednesday, 28th August 2024

Thursday, 29th August 2024 - Thursday, 29th August 2024

Friday, 30th August 2024 - Friday, 30th August 2024

Nature Inspired PrintingJoin us at the start and end of the summer holidays for some printing activities inspired by nature.
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Wednesday, 31st July 2024 - Wednesday, 31st July 2024

Thursday, 1st August 2024 - Thursday, 1st August 2024

Friday, 2nd August 2024 - Friday, 2nd August 2024

Wednesday, 7th August 2024 - Wednesday, 7th August 2024

Thursday, 8th August 2024 - Thursday, 8th August 2024

Friday, 9th August 2024 - Friday, 9th August 2024

Becoming a BirdwatcherJoin us as we become bird watchers for the day, gazing out at the park with our telescopes and binoculars, hiding in the bird hide for a glimpse of birds in the park.
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Wednesday, 14th August 2024 - Wednesday, 14th August 2024

Thursday, 15th August 2024 - Thursday, 15th August 2024

Friday, 16th August 2024 - Friday, 16th August 2024

Wednesday, 21st August 2024 - Wednesday, 21st August 2024

Thursday, 22nd August 2024 - Thursday, 22nd August 2024

Friday, 23rd August 2024 - Friday, 23rd August 2024

Becoming a Nature WatcherInspired by the Victorians, we'll create our own nature book so we can ID plants, view real nature samples from Hylands Park and nature samples from 1844!
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Facilities

Accessibility

  • Disabled access

Booking & Payment Details

  • Free Entry

Catering

  • On-site light refreshments
  • Picnic site

Target Markets

  • Coach parties accepted

Map & Directions

Road Directions

By car - Chelmsford Museum is located on Moulsham Street, near the junction with New London Road. We have a free car park at Chelmsford Museum, with space for Blue Badge holders.

By bike - Chelmsford Museum is located on a cycle route and there are cycle parking facilities. 

 

Public Transport Directions

Chelmsford's bus and train stations are about 1.5 miles from the museum.

Chelmsford Museum

Type:Museum

Oaklands Park, Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 9AQ

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Opening Times

Summer Hours (1 Apr 2024 - 31 Oct 2024)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 17:00
Bank Holiday10:00 - 17:00
Winter hours (1 Nov 2024 - 31 Mar 2025)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 16:00
Bank HolidayOpen

* Winter Hours are 10am to 4pm daily from 1 November to 31 March.

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