Chelmsford City Museums
Prehistoric room at Chelmsford Museum

Chelmsford Museum

prehistoric room at Chelmsford Museum

Chelmsford Museum

Opening Hours        

We are currently closed until further notice


When the museum is open, entry is FREE

Chelmsford Museum, The Essex Regiment Museum and Sandford Mill have now closed until further notice.

We are keeping up to date with guidance from the Government, and will let you know when we are able reopen. 

in 2019 we had a complete makeover.  When we reopen you will be able to see new exhibition spaces, and galleries filled with thousands of artefacts, immersive video installations and games galore. 

What you can see and do at chelmsford museum

When the museum is open, you can take a walk through Chelmsford's history, from the Ice Age, right through to the present day. There will be the chance to see a mammoth, watch a princely Anglo-Saxon burial, and find out what used to be on your street.  

museum Guide

You can take a look at our museum guide. Download the guide here. It gives you a top ten tour, including must-see objects and a handy map of our new displays. 

Displays include:


A day out at Chelmsford Museum is perfect for the whole family, with the museum sitting at the heart of Oaklands Park in Chelmsford.

The museum is also home to Essex Regiment Museum

Find out about the history of the museum and Oaklands Park.

Chelmsford Museum external view

Find chelmsford museum


Chelmsford Museums
Oaklands Park
Moulsham Street

Contact us online

By car

Chelmsford Museum is located on Moulsham Street, near the junction with New London Road. We have a free car park at Chelmsford Museum, with space for Blue Badge holders.

Maximum stay is 2 hours.

By bike

Chelmsford Museum is located on a cycle route. 

You can look at the  cycle map to plan your journey. 

There are cycle parking facilities. 

Public transport

Please follow  Government guidance on use of public transport during the Coronavirus pandemic. 

By bus 

The nearest bus stop to Chelmsford Museum is on New London Road, at the junction with Moulsham Street opposite the Rising Sun pub.

The number 42, 42A, 52 and 100 buses stop at this bus stop.

You can look at  First Essex to check which buses go to the museum.

By train

The nearest train station to Chelmsford Museum is Chelmsford Station. Find train times at Trainline.

The museum is about a 30 minute walk from the station.