Chelmsford City Museums
Engine House Sandford Mill

Sandford Mill Industrial Store

Engine House at Sandford Mill external view

Sandford Mill

Opening Hours

Sandford Mill is not normally open to the public and does not have regular opening times.

You can view the displays at Sandford Mill on special open days.

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. 

Sandford Mill is a science education centre. We are not usually open to the public, and are not currently holding any open days.   

From April to October we usually offer schools brilliant hands-on science sessions at this unique learning centre. You can find out more about our learning sessions

The site houses our large industrial collections which can be viewed on our open days.

Learn more about the history of Sandford Mill.

Sandford Mill Science and Education Centre Interior

Find Us


Sandford Mill
Sandford Mill Road

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By car

Sandford Mill is located just outside Chelmer Village, and there are brown tourist signposts for you to follow.

If you are using a sat nav and you set it to the postcode, it may direct you through Sandford Mill Lane. There is no vehicle access to the museum on this road.

When you arrive at Sandford Mill, there is a free car park.

By bike

Sandford Mill is located on a cycle route from Chelmer Village.

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 Sandford Mill is on Chelmer Village Way, and is about a mile from the museum.

The number 47, 71, 71A, 71X and 72 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.