Chelmsford City Museums
Bright sparks Exhibition

Bright Sparks Exhibition

Children using the exhibits in the Bright Sparks exhibition at Chelmsford Museum

Bright Sparks Exhibition


Chelmsford Museum






The new extension of the museum is still open whilst the Victorian House is closed for redevelopment.

Monday to Thursday 10am - 5pm

Friday School Holidays 10am - 5pm (closed term time)  

Saturday 10am - 5pm    

Sunday 1pm - 4pm   






Our Collections 

Bright Sparks Exhibition at Chelmsford Museum
Our fascinating exhibition uses interactive displays to tell the story of how Marconi, Crompton and Hoffman put Chelmsford on the world map as the birthplace of three key modern technologies: electrical engineering, telecommunications and precision bearing manufacture.

Bright Sparks lets you discover the surprising story of Chelmsford's key industries through the firms' products,  employees own stories and hands-on science exhibits. 

Find out more about our industrial collection.