20 Best Museums and Art Galleries In Chelmer Near Me | Day Out With The Kids

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Best Museums and Art Galleries In Chelmer

We've rounded up the best museums and art galleries in Chelmer in our quest to discover brilliant family attractions and places to visit near you. There are 144 Chelmer museums and art galleries to pick from.Alternatively, why not explore some other sightseeing days out nearby, including tourist attractions. Find the perfect places to go with your kids and get out on your next adventure!

All the museums and art galleries we list are rated according to the ages they are suitable for, facilities and whether they are suitable for rainy days or best when the sun is shining.

Many of the places we list are historic or educational in nature and would be suitable for class trips or as ways to keep the learning up whilst having fun over the school holidays.

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Entrance to Essex Police Museum in Chelmsford

Essex Police Museum

  • Chelmsford
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Essex Police Museum has a collection of objects, photographs and objects that tell the history of the force from 1840 until present day. You and the...

Outside view of Chelmsford Museum

Chelmsford Museum

  • Chelmsford
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Chelmsford Museum Set in a park with an adventure play area, the museum offers a nice variety of exhibits, from a fine collection of fossils, a livin...

Outside view of Battlesbridge Antiques Centre

Battlesbridge Antiques Centre

  • Battlesbridge
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Battlesbridge Antiques Centre comprises over 80 dealers housed in a variety of old buildings and courtyards, and a vintage motorcycle museum. Great f...

Toy aeroplane at The Cater Museum in Billericay

The Cater Museum

  • Billericay
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

The Cater Museum is a distinctly educational stop but a particularly fun one for imaginative kids who can get their history fix and let the daydreams...

Aeroplane at North Weald Airfield and Museum in North Weald Bassett

North Weald Airfield and Museum

  • North Weald Bassett
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

North Weald Airfield was the famous Battle of Britain fighter base, RAF North Weald, near to the Essex town of Epping and easily accessible from Lond...

Walled Garden at The Museum of Harlow

Harlow Museum & Walled Gardens

  • Harlow
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

The four main galleries exhibit interesting collections and interpretive displays based on the area during notable time periods, these being, Roman,...

Guy watching show at Central Museum & Planetarium in Southend on Sea

Central Museum & Planetarium

  • Southend On Sea
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

The understated Southend Planetarium at the Central Museum seats only 20 people but presents a range of talks about the entire universe, through vari...

Buses at Castle Point Transport Museum in Canvey Island

Castle Point Transport Museum

  • Canvey Island
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Canvey Island's vintageCastle Point Transport Museum is now home to over 35 tremendously old and rare buses, coaches, vintage commercials, military a...

Buildings at The House on the Hill Toy Museum in Stansted Mountfitchet

The House on the Hill Toy Museum

  • Stansted Mountfitchet
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

The House on the Hill Toy Museum is the largest known privately owned toy museum in all of Europe with more than 80,000 fascinating items of mixed an...

Outside view of Southend Pier Museum in Southend On Sea

Southend Pier Museum

  • Southend On Sea
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

The Southend Pier Museum brings to life the fascinating past of the longest pleasure pier in the world. Exhibits include many items of memorabilia su...

Sculpture at The Henry Moore Foundation in Much Hadham

Henry Moore Studios & Gardens

  • Much Hadham
  • Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Henry Moore Studios & Gardens , one of Hertfordshire's leading day out attractions and one of the UK's finest art destinations, is open seasonall...

Train at Colne Valley Railway in Castle Hedingham

Colne Valley Railway

  • Castle Hedingham
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

Bring your family to come and sample the vintage atmosphere and take a charming hour long ride on an award winning period country Colne Valley Railwa...

Fire engines at Essex Fire Museum in Grays

Essex Fire Museum

  • Grays
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Essex Fire Museum shows you how firefighting has changed over the years as there have been advances in technology. There are a collection of differen...

Outside view of Coalhouse Fort in East Tilbury

Coalhouse Fort

  • East Tilbury
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Landmarks

Coalhouse Fort is considered to be one of the finest examples of an armoured casemated fort in the UK and is still undergoing restoration. It's also...

Thurrock Museum

  • Grays
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Thurrock Museum welcomes families to explore the history of Thurrock through it's extensive exhibits and artefacts with a rich variety of items on sh...

Girl looking at a shell. Source: Natural Museum of History Colchester

Natural History Museum Colchester

  • Colchester
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

At Natural History Museum Colchester did you know that there was an earthquake in Colchester in 1884? Or that mammoths and hippos used to live in thi...

Visitors at Colchester Castle Museum

Colchester Castle Museum

  • Colchester
  • Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

At Colchester Castle Museum follow in the footsteps of Roman soldiers, Norman invaders, the Witchfinder General and the devastation of Queen Boudica!...

Epping Forest District Museum

Epping Forest District Museum

  • Waltham Abbey
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Epping Forest District Museum is a fantastic museum, with 6 different galleries, a gorgeous garden and a lovely gift shop for all that pocket-money m...

Outside view of Hollytrees Museum in Colchester

Hollytrees Museum

  • Colchester
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

A rather highlight of the Hollytrees Museum is the little Hollytrees Museum! What a delight for any child to nose through a dolls house that's a thor...

Outside view of Saffron Walden Museum

Saffron Walden Museum5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Saffron Walden
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Saffron Walden Museum is a great local museum that has been entertaining visitors since it opened in 1835. There are many permanent exhibitions, cove...

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