Chelmsford City Museums


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  • Electrical Circuits Learning Session Electrical CircuitsBuild large scale circuits as we introduce the fundamental link between electricity & magnetism for Key Stage 2.
  • Evening at the museum learning session Evening at the MuseumSpend a fun evening at Chelmsford Museum or Sandford Mill once the museum has closed its doors to the public. Take part in a wide range of activities.
  • feeling friction learning Feeling FrictionInvestigate friction beyond the classroom with our hands-on equipment & museum collections for Key Stage 2.
  • hey diddle diddle a learning session Hey Diddle Diddle - Preschool SessionsBring your pre-school or nursery along for nursery rhyme themed fun at the museum! Hands-on, multi-sensory sessions link to the EYFS learning goals.
  • Victorian Kitchen Exhibition Historical Skills for KS1Discover the skills of historical investigation using our collection of old & new handling artefacts in this varied and stimulating session.
  • in living memory learning sessions In Living MemoryThis Key Stage 1 session explores aspects of the changes in technology of communication, the home & entertainment in the mid Twentieth Century.
  • ancient technologies learning sessions Levers, Pulleys and GearsInvestigate the technology that was used to tackle the problems of ancient civilisations with this cross curricular session for Key Stage 2 & 3.
  • Victorian Kitchen Exhibition Living in Victorian ChelmsfordEnjoy this session as part of a local history study with links to significant people, design & technology and materials. For Key Stage 1 and 2.
  • living habitats learning sessions Living Things and HabitatsExplore the properties & hidden forces acting on materials used in familiar constructions in this fun Key Stage 1 and 2 learning session.
  • Local History Learning Sessions Local HistoryExperience the sights, sounds & smells of our past, from the Roman town to Marconi & Chelmsford as the birthplace of radio. For Key Stage 2.
  • marconi magic maths learning session Marconi's Magic MathsOur new Key Stage 1 & 2 session puts maths in context as we celebrate being the birthplace of radio. Includes history and science links.
  • moving things learning sessions Moving ThingsJoin us to handle & feel real objects whilst exploring concepts such as gravity & forces in a simple way. Perfect for Key Stage 1.
  • Old and Moving Toys Learning Session Old and Moving ToysExplore the world of childhood before the days of computer games & plastic toys with our collection of old & moving toys from the past. For Key Stage 1.
  • river trail learning session River TrailGeography meets science in this Key Stage 2 session. Explore our mill pond, river, canal & settling tanks & investigate the uses of water & waterways.
  • roman chelmsford learning session Roman ChelmsfordDiscover why Chelmsford was one of the most important Roman 'new towns' in this session for Key Stage 2 & 3.
  • Significant Individuals Significant IndividualsFind out more about Guglielmo Marconi & Chelmsford's other significant individuals in this Key Stage 2 learning session.
  • Sounds AmazingLearning Session Sounds AmazingJoin us as we carry out experiments to hear, see & feel how vibrations travel in air, water & solid objects. For Key Stage 2.
  • Stone Age to Iron Age Avatar Stone Age to Iron AgeDiscover what prehistoric bling was all about, how society developed, & why weapons became necessary. in this learning session for Key Stage 2.
  • structures and materials learning session Structures and MaterialsTest & compare the properties of different materials, then take apart some familiar structures to explore the hidden forces acting on them. Key Stage 2.
  • Travelling Light Learning Sessions Travelling LightUse our museum objects & large hands-on equipment & investigate ideas about light that are hard to explore in the classroom. For Key Stage 2.
  • Tudor chelmsford learning session Tudor ChelmsfordStep into our time travel machine & find out what daily life was like in Tudor Chelmsford. This fun session is for Key Stage 2 & 3.
  • water trail learning session Water TrailExplore why some objects float & others sink using a variety of everyday objects & perform 'magic' tricks in this Key Stage 1 session.