Chelmsford City Museums
chelmsford museum and oaklands park

Chelmsford Museum

Opening Hours        

Monday - Thursday
10am - 5pm

School holidays: 10am - 5pm
Term time: Closed


10am - 5pm

1pm - 4pm

Bank holidays
We are open most bank holidays from 10am to 5pm

We are closed on:

  • Christmas Day, 25 December
  • Boxing Day, 26 December
  • New Years Day, 1 January



Entry is FREE


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

Displays across the Victorian House and our stunning extension include local history and archaeology, art and local potters, 'Bright Sparks' the story of Chelmsford's industries, and natural history. Favourite exhibits include a live bee hive and Boris, a Russian brown bear. Children can enjoy the interactive displays, and pick up a free quiz from reception to guide them around. 

A £2 million development, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund will see the Victorian House transform with a new cafe, brand new displays and artefacts, and the chance for the community to curate their own exhibit. 

Find out about Oaklands Park and the Essex Regiment Museum which is also located here.  

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

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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.

You can look at Trainline to check which trains stop at Chelmsford Station.

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.