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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 buriel, 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.
Entry to the museum is free of charge.
- Disabled access
- Disabled toilets
- Facilities for hearing impaired
- Facilities for visually impaired
Booking & Payment Details
- Credit cards accepted (no fee)
- Free Entry
- On-site light refreshments
- Picnic site
- Baby changing facilities
- Children welcome
- Education/study area
- Facilities for educational visits
- Facilities for groups
Meeting, Conference & Wedding Facilities
- Facilities for conferencing
- Facilities for corporate hospitality
- Free Parking
- Gift shop
- Passenger lift
- Public toilets
- Smoking not allowed
- WiFi or internet access
- Accepts groups
- Coach parties accepted
Map & Directions
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.
Chelmsford Museum is located on a cycle route and there are cycle parking facilities.
Public transport Chelmsford's bus and train stations are about 1.5 miles from the museum.