Chelmsford City Museums
Prehistoric room at Chelmsford Museum

Chelmsford Museum

prehistoric room at Chelmsford Museum

Chelmsford Museum

Opening Hours        

Monday to Sunday
10am to 5pm

Bank holidays
We are open on bank holidays.
We are closed on 25 and 26 December and 1 January.


Entry is FREE

After a complete makeover we have reopened the doors to Chelmsford Museum. You can now see new exhibition spaces, filled with interactive displays, thousands of artefacts, immersive video installations and games galore. 

What you can see and do

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

Look out for our amber child friendly interactives, which give you the change to really feel the past. 


Our new museum guide is available to collect at the museum, or 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:



  • Toilets
  • Accessible toilets
  • Eating and drinking at the Hive Cafe
  • Free wifi
  • Hearing loop
  • Shop
  • Temporary Exhibition space
  • Meeting room


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 which is still open, and sits in the beautiful Oaklands Park

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

Chelmsford Museum external view

Find Us


Chelmsford Museums
Oaklands Park
Moulsham Street

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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. If you wish to stay for longer, please ask for a permit at reception.

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.

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.