Chelmsford City Council

Find out how Chelmsford Museum is changing

Do you want to learn more about the changes underway at Chelmsford Museum? Nick Wickenden, Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) project manager and Senior Curatorial Consultant, will be giving an illustrated talk on the HLF £2.2 million re-development of Chelmsford Museum, on Tuesday 13 February at 2pm. The talk will demonstrate how Chelmsford Museum will bring the city’s unique heritage to life by unearthing under the radar facts, such as; Chelmsford’s unsung influential people plus the connection between the city and toast racks! The talk will be part of the annual ‘We Are Chelmsford’ week of special events hosted by Chelmsford City Council, which is now in its fifth year and will mark the beginning of the ‘We are Changing’ pop up exhibition which will tour the City during the year leading up to the launch of the redevelopment in 2019.  

Nick is excited about Chelmsford Museum’s future. He says: “The redevelopment of the old part of the museum will provide the opportunity to experience fantastic new displays that will give a new fascinating insight into Chelmsford’s past and also celebrate the modern City.” Nick continued: “The Heritage Lottery Funding will bring the museum facilities bang up to date to meet visitor’s expectations. We will be providing a brand-new café where visitors can relax and spend some downtime whilst they are at the museum”.

 The event is free, but it is advisable to book your place in advance on 01245 605700. Although parts of the museum are closed to the public during the redevelopment works, the new wing is still open Monday to Friday 10am to 5pm (including Bank Holidays), Fridays 10am to 5pm during school holidays (closed during term time), Saturdays 10am to 5pm and Sundays 1pm to 4pm.

Thursday 8 February 

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