Chelmsford Museum is being transformed
With new interactive displays, exciting new artefacts, an integrated cafe and more, the museum will capture the imagination and reflect the experiences of the city’s growing and diverse community.
The museum secured £1.44 million from the Heritage Lottery Fund to help redevelop its historic wing in Oaklands Park. Made possible by National Lottery players, the funding is critical in enabling us to create a much-improved experience for museum visitors.
The Victorian House part of the museum will close in early January 2018 to allow the old displays to be removed and the development work to commence. The modern wing will remain open.
Once re-opened in 2019, the developed museum will have:
- a café where visitors to the museum and the park will be able to relax and enjoy the views of the park
- new interactive displays
- brand new objects on display
- a room-by-room history of Chelmsford
- greater energy efficiency
- a restored Crompton Toastrack
There will be something for everyone and the design aspires to attract new groups who may not have been visitors before.
The Chelmsford Museum’s modern wing, housing its collection of Marconi, Hoffman and other artefacts and interactive displays from the city’s industrial heritage, plus the Essex Regiment Museum, will remain open during the renovations.