Chelmsford City Museums

Free print workshops for Key Stage 2 pupils

We are offering your pupils the chance to make their very own wonderful monoprints for free. 

We are currently hosting "The Storyteller", an exhibition of the unique and enthralling illustrations of Edwards Bawden. Linked to the exhibition, the art department at Chelmsford College will be running a limited number of free monoprinting workshops for Key Stage 2 pupils in February at the Museum. 

Provisional dates are the 4, 24 and 25 February. Each session will last around two hours and can accommodate up to 30 pupils. Places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis so sign up quickly. 

You can get further details and book via email to our Curatorial and Learning Officer, Grace Scott. 

The Storyteller exhibition runs from now until 1 March 2020. 

The Amazing Mr Marconi

Did you know that the first ever live entertainment radio programme was broadcast from Chelmsford? On 15 June 1920, world famous Australian soprano Dame Nellie Melba performed at the Marconi Company's works in Hall Street and was heard as far away as Iran and Newfoundland. 

To celebrate the centenary of this historic broadcast, and as part of the Essex2020 celebration of STEAM, we will be hosting 'On Air: Chelmsford's Global Experiment'. This exhibition will tell the story of the extraordinary Guglielmo Marconi, and explore the impact of his work on the entertainment industry today.

To help your pupils learn more about this amazing local hero, why not book in for one of our learning sessions such as Marconi's Magic Maths or Film makers for a Day? Plus, we offer a wide range of hands on science sessions at Sandford Mill from April through to October covering electricity, light, sound and much more.

On Air: Chelmsford's Global Experiment runs from 14 March to 27 September 2020. 

Boy looking at gallery display


The new Ofsted framework published in September 2019 puts the curriculum at its heart. There is more emphasis on the quality of the education offered by schools, including the importance of learning outside the classroom. This could be one of the reasons that learning sessions at Chelmsford Museum and Sandford Mill are proving very popular, and our diary is full for the spring term.

We are now taking bookings for the summer term and beyond. Get in touch if you are interested in arranging a visit for your school