Chelmsford City Council

England is currently in a national lockdown, which will end just after midnight on Wednesday 2 December. At the end of the lockdown period, the whole of Essex, including Chelmsford, will be in Tier 2. You can find out what this means and get other useful information on our coronavirus updates page.

City Heritage Scavenger Hunt

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Chelmsford is bursting full of history. The city boasts a series of blue plaques, which commemorate and help identify famous people, places and events that have shaped the city's history.

Now it's your opportunity to become a detective… follow the city heritage scavenger hunt to discover the evidence and answer 12 questions.

The scavenger hunt will take you on a trip back in time. You can uncover the stories behind the plaques within the city centre, which are displayed on the buildings and locations listed on the hunt.

Download the scavenger hunt

You can find out more about the history behind each plaque on the tour as well as the other plaques in Chelmsford by viewing our list of blue plaques

You can even bring the history to life even more by listening to the audio guide on your hunt.

Once you’ve completed the hunt, you can check the answers below (no cheating now) and download and print your very own certificate.

You can help the environment and print the city heritage scavenger hunt in greyscale.

Our thanks go to Chelmsford History Walks and Talks, who have kindly provided the information on Chelmsford's history. You can also find them on Facebook.

Whilst completing the scavenger hunt, you need to ensure you are following the latest government coronavirus guidance.

1. 1808
2. 1629
3. 1791
4. 1776
5. 1900
6. 1858
7. 1703
8. 1755
9. 1764
10. 1857
11. 1787
12. 1555


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Last updated: 16 November 2020

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