A young girl holds up a magnifying glass to her eye and looks at soil that she is holding in her hand.

Join us as we observe and record the nature all around us. Do you know what an herbarium is? Inspired by the Victorians, we’ll create our own nature book so we can ID plants, view real nature samples from Hylands Park and nature samples from 1844!   

We’ll be making nature prints using cyanotype paper, drawing and making plants to go into our own identification books and learning how to identify some of the trees and plants we see around us. 

These sessions are held indoors in the Wells Suite at Chelmsford Museum.

Activities are suitable for ages over 6 years old. All children must be accompanied by an adult, who can attend for free.

Information for your visit:

  • Each session will allow 10 minutes for arrivals and then start off with a presentation before you are able to access the activities at your own pace.
  • This activity is suitable for all ages with parental supervision. Parents must remain with their children at all times.
  • There is a two-hour free limit on the car park. If you provide proof of booking to the front desk, they will be able to give you a parking permit to extend your stay. Alternatively please see this page for other parking suggestions https://www.chelmsford.gov.uk/museums/visit/chelmsford-museum/