Chelmsford Museums & Essex Regiment Museum*

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Upcoming events:

Science Discovery day: the Great Outdoors - a fun packed day for all the family at Sandford Mill on Sunday 9 July

Go on a wildlife safari, take a boat trip, build a bridge, have a go at archery, rope making, model traction engine rides and more! Try something new and discover more about Sandford Mill.
Children can earn up to 2 hours in their Passport to Learning for this activity.
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Mammoths, Mosaics and Metal Detecting -  A fun day of archaeological activities. Saturday 29 July 10 am to 4 pm

You will handle real Roman artefacts, make a mosaicor clay oil lamp to take home, and come face to face with a real mammoth tusk.   We will also have dowsing and metal detecting, and displays of Roman finds from Heritage Writtle.
Children can earn up to 2 hours in their Passport to Learning for this activity.
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The Chelmsford Museum tells the unique story of Chelmsford from the prehistoric times through to the present day.   Special areas of interest include the town in the times of the Romans, Saxons, late medieval/Tudor era, Victorian and modern industrial heritage period (1880 - 1960 period).  It also contains a very fine glassware collection and ceramics including a pot by Turner prize winner Grayson Perry.
Children may collect stamps in their passports by taking a self-guided tour of the History of Chelmsford. (Up to 3 hours)

Children can choose from a variety of free museum trails to help them explore different areas and themes in the museum.  (Up to 1 hour per trail)

Exciting craft activities inspired by the collections in the museum, every Thursday during during school holidays, including half-terms. (Up to 1 hour per activity)

The Essex Regiment Museum tells the unique story of the Essex Regiment, its full-tme and part-time soldiers who serviced throughout the world from 1741 to the present day.  A great variety of artefacts from the very valuable such as the Eagle taken from the French at the Battle of Salamanca, 1812 through to deeply personal items such as the solider's lucky teddy bear mascot taken to the trenches in WWI.

Free admission and quizzes.

Set in the grounds of a large park with children's play areas, picnic areas an tennis courts - free parking for 3 hours too!

The museum is open:
Monday - Thursday 10am - 5pm 
School holiday Fridays 10am - 5pm
Saturdays 10am - 5pm
Sundays 1pm - 4pm.

Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and Easter Sunday.

Call the Museum on 01245 605700 for details of opening times and exhibitions.  

Oaklands Park
Moulsham Street

The museum is located about 30 minutes walk from the railway station with buses 42 and 100 regularly providing a direct service.