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