Chelmsford Museum and Essex Regiment Museum are open Monday to Sunday 10am to 5pm with no restrictions.
What you can see and do at chelmsford museum
You can take a walk through Chelmsford's history, from the Ice Age, right through to the present day. See a mammoth, watch a princely Anglo-Saxon burial, and see stunning art by a Turner Prize winner.
While you are at the museum, you can follow our handy guide. Download the guide here. It gives you a top ten tour, including must-see objects and a handy map of our displays.
The museum is also home to Essex Regiment Museum.
Find out about the history of the museum and Oaklands Park.
We have created a new area in the museum where you can pick up resources to help your children explore the museum and park. All of the resources are free to borrow while you use the museum, we just ask that you return them at the end of your visit.
Our new Explorer Zone includes:
- Explorer bags
- I Spy trails
- Percy's Park trail
Find out more about the Explorer Zone.
Park and cafe
A day out at Chelmsford Museum is perfect for the whole family, with the museum sitting at the heart of Oaklands Park in Chelmsford. You can visit the fantastic cafe, which is currently offering takeaway food and drink.
Find chelmsford museum
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 two hours.
Chelmsford Museum is located on a cycle route.
You can look at the cycle map to plan your journey.
There are cycle parking facilities.
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.
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.