Chelmsford City Museums
Boy looking through binoculars

Nursery, Early Years and Key Stage 1

Spark your children’s curiosity, imagination and language with a visit to Chelmsford Museum or Sandford Mill and take part in our inspiring multi-sensory sessions.

  • Boy wearing peaked cap operating Morse code machine Mr Marconi's magic (KS1)Your class can investigate shape, space and number patterns as we explore the story of Marconi's connection to Chelmsford.
  • Antique fire engine Marvellous material (KS1)Children work as 'mini engineers' to explore how machines work to solve some real life problems.
  • Sandford Mill Engine House Visit Us Natural explorers (KS1)Your pupils can explore different habitats through games, drama and practical activities in the amazing setting of Sandford Mill.
  • Young boy looking at beehive Sing a song of sixpence (nursery)Through museum collections, songs, stories and hands-on activities, this fun traditional song brings the museum to life.
  • Girl looking at display cabinet filled with old toys Toys through time (KS1)Pupils will learn about our oldest toys and investigate through play how their materials and mechanisms have developed through time.
  • Boy and girl with old fashioned iron Victorian home (KS1)Classes can dress up and learn about a kitchen maid's daily chores, before tackling the washing.
  • Girl looking at zoetrope going round and round Wheels on the bus (nursery)Children can sing, play and experiment in this multi-sensory session exploring all sorts of vehicles and wheels.