Set in a park with an adventure play area, the museum offers a nice variety of exhibits, from a fine collection of fossils, a living beehive and British wildlife galleries, to the history of the Essex Regiment and the Essex Yeomanry.
The Story of Chelmsford exhibition takes the visitor on a journey in the Chelmer Valley from the Ice Ages to the present day, taking in the major archaeological monuments and sites in the district, as well as more recent history.
Making use of interactive displays, the Bright Sparks Exhibition is a fascinating insight into the story of how modern industries such as Marconi, Hoffmann and Marriages developed into key industrial pioneers in the market town of Chelmsford.
Check out their site for full information on their galleries.
Monday to Thursday 10:00 to 17:00
Friday (Half term and school holidays only) 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday 10:00 to 17:00
Sunday 13:00 - 16:00
Oaklands Park, Moulsham Street,
Admission is free.
Yes, there is parking onsite.
Yes, there are toilets, accessible toilets and baby changing facilities.
Yes, there are baby changing facilities.
Chelmsford Museum has not told us if you can bring a picnic.
Yes, snacks are available.
Yes, Chelmsford Museum is wheelchair friendly and has accessible toilets.
No, Chelmsford Museum have stated they are not pushchair friendly.
Chelmsford Museum has not told us if they are dog friendly.