Ceramics: Chelmsford's potters

The Ceramics gallery celebrates potters that have lived and worked in and around Chelmsford. From the eccentric pots produced by Edward Bingham to internationally recognised work by Bob Washington and Joanna Constantinidis.

The room focuses on Grayson Perry and our very own pot made by him: 'The Chelmsford Sissies'.

Top things to see in this gallery:

  • The 'Chelmsford Sissies' pot and the 'Julie Tile'

Fashion and costume

This room highlights some of the fantastic costumes from our collection. Fashions on display range from a 1960s psychedelic jacket to a fabulous Edwardian dress. 

You can see some of the fashion accessories that were used with the costumes, and there's a dress-up box too.

This gallery will be changed regularly so be sure to visit again to see what's new! 

Natural world

The wildlife display is a family favourite! 

Find the queen bee in our living beehive, and watch the bees flying out to Oaklands Park to the beautiful flowers. 

There is a chance to see our taxidermy mounts, which includes animals that you could find around Chelmsford. Don't forget to play on the game on our interactive display.

Top things to see:

  • A live beehive
  • Boris the Bear in the Victorian Hall, the most famous bear in Chelmsford!

Victorian kitchen

A fully equipped kitchen and wash-house helps to bring the Victorian House to life. Imagine what it would have been like to have been a cook or to have done the washing when the museum was a private house.

Fashion collection display of items