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Mammoths, Mosaics and Metal Detecting

Tue, 19 Jul 2016 - 2:40pm

Mammoths, Mosaics and Metal Detecting


Saturday 23rd July 2016


Join in a day of Archeological activities as part of the National Festival of Archeology this summer.


For younger children we have a Mammoth jigsaw to complete and they can make a model of one; there are also craft activities for all ages including making a roundhouse and roman mosaic.


Heritage Writtle will also show people how to dowse and metal detect.


There will also be an opportunity to get your mystery objects identified.


Dates & Times: Saturday, 23 July 2016 - 10:00am

Essex Rocks

Tue, 19 Jul 2016 - 2:40pm


Essex Rocks


Saturday 30th July 2016


An event being held at the Museum by the Essex Rock and Mineral Society, there will be a range of hands on actvities for children and families including looking at rocks and sand under microscopes to handing fossils and some exciting chemical experiments.


If you ever wondered how the rocks beneth your feet are formed now is your chance to find out!


This is a FREE event.


Taking place from 10am to 5pm.


Dates & Times: Saturday, 30 July 2016 - 10:00am

Thursday Family Craft Workshops - Summer Holiday Activities

Tue, 21 Jun 2016 - 4:42pm

Bookable family craft wrokshops for all to enjoy.


  • 28 July 2016 - Tile Printing
  • 4 August 2016 - Seaside Collage
  • 11 August 2016 - Terrific Textiles
  • 18 August 2016 - Clay Tiles
  • 25 August 2016 - Mosaic Printing


The workshop will run throughout the day, times listed below:


  • 10.30am
  • 11.30am
  • 1.30pm
  • 2.30pm


Dates & Times: Thursday, 28 July 2016 - 10:30am

Drop in Craft Days

Mon, 20 Jun 2016 - 3:56pm


This summer the museum will be holding regular Tuesday craft days based on your favorite story book characters.


Each session will run from 10.30am until 2.30pm with a wristband for those taking part costing £3.00 each.


This is a drop in session, no need to book in advance just turn up on the day!


26th July - FREE taster activity


2nd August - The Hungry Caterpillar


9th August - Postman Pat


16th August - Paddington Bear 


23rd August - Treasure Island


Dates & Times: Tuesday, 26 July 2016 - 10:30am

Sandford Mill Big Weekend

Fri, 3 Jun 2016 - 1:29am

An interactive historical extravaganza for all the family to enjoy


More details soon

Dates & Times: Saturday, 6 August 2016 - 10:00am

Science Discovery Day

Fri, 3 Jun 2016 - 1:29am

With a visiting science show, live radio and special family activities.


More details to follow

Dates & Times: Sunday, 23 October 2016 - 10:00am

Tile Printing Family Workshop

Thu, 19 May 2016 - 6:03pm

The Tile Printing Family Workshop takes place on Thursday 28th July 2016.


Come along and make your own polystyrene tile with a flower theme, print your pattern and take home.


The workshop will run through-out the day, times listed below:










The cost of the workshop is £3.00 per child aged 4 plus, please click on the link to the right to book a place.


Dates & Times: Thursday, 28 July 2016 - 10:30am

Make it at the Museum

Thu, 12 May 2016 - 12:01pm


Our Annual Event 'Make it at the Museum' will take place on Saturday 16th July 2016 at Chelmsford Museum, from 10am until 4pm.


There will be a variety of hands on craft activities taking place using a variety of mediums including pottery, fabric craft and clay.


The activities will take place inside the museum and the area outside, why not bring along a picnic to enjoy in the Award Winning Oaklands Park.


Wristbands are £3 each for those who wish to take park and the cost includes all activities taking place that day.



Dates & Times: Saturday, 16 July 2016 - 10:00am

Photo Frames Family Workshop

Fri, 15 Apr 2016 - 12:26pm


Join us at the Museum for our fun family workshop creating photo frames from a variety of materials.


Take it home and put your favorite photograph inside!


Runs at: 10.30am, 11.30am, 1.30pm and 2.30pm


Suitable for accompanied children 4+


This activity is available for advanced booking online, see link to the right of this page.


For further information please contact reception on 01245 605700

Dates & Times: Thursday, 2 June 2016 - 10:30am

All Fired Up

Thu, 14 Apr 2016 - 2:47pm

To celebrate the launch of our new exhibition of fire fighting in Essex since the Victorian times, Chelmsford Museum are hosting a special event. The event will feature three vintage fire appliances and a number of modern vehicles, and visitors can also check out the exhibition, which runs from 9 July to 4 September.


To find out more about this exhibition and others, please visit our Temporary Exhibitions page.

Dates & Times: Saturday, 9 July 2016 - 10:00am

Wildlife Fun Day

Wed, 13 Apr 2016 - 5:08pm

The very popular family fun day is here again with a lively mix of activities.


See and handle, if you dare, live snakes, lizards and large spiders.  


Make candles with the Essex beekeepers; try fossil rubbing and other crafts.


We have stands for the RSBP and Ferret Rescue Society; who bring along their ferrets and not forgetting the owls.


Dates & Times: Saturday, 4 June 2016 - 10:00am

Friday Fives - Pre-School Session

Tue, 12 Apr 2016 - 10:00am


Friday Fives is an hour long pre-school session with a Nursery Rhyme Theme. The session includes a story, craft and a look at some museum objects.


The sessions will take place at the following times and must be pre-booked using the link provided:





Bookings for the next term open on the 21st March 2016


22nd April 2016

Old Mother Hubbard


13th May 2016

Sing a Song of Sixpence


17th June 2016

Row, Row, Row your Boat


Dates & Times: Friday, 22 April 2016 - 10:15am