Take a journey through Chelmsford's history, from the Ice Ages to the present day.
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, its 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.