Chelmsford City Museums
Story of Chelmsford Exhibition

Story of Chelmsford Exhibition


Chelmsford Museum





Times    Monday to Thursday 10am - 5pm

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

Saturday 10am - 5pm   

Sunday 1pm - 4pm    



Permanent Exhibition



Our collections       

Take a journey through Chelmsford's history, from the Ice Ages to the present day.
Story of Chelmsford Exhibition Chelmsford Museum

Our popular exhibit is packed with artefacts from Chelmsford's history, including:   

  • Ice Age mammal remains
  • Celtic and Roman coins
  • The reconstructed Victorian kitchen with a display of items used for cooking, cleaning, washing and ironing
  • A model of the Marconi and Hoffman factories in New Street made by the Luftwaffe and found in a German airfield after World War II


Find out about the history of Chelmsford's schools, it's shops, hospitals, churches, prisons, pubs and people. Try out the People Finder database and discover interesting facts such as that World Cup winning footballer Sir Geoff Hurst went to school in Chelmsford.