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The art and crafts of World War 1

Thu, 27 Nov 2014 - 4:15pm

2015 marks 100 years since the Essex Regiment joined World War One.  The war gave rise to some great artwork, from 'trench art' done by soldiers, to wartime medals.  This workshop gives you the chance to be inspired by our collections to create your own piece of war art.

Dates & Times: Wednesday, 27 May 2015 - 10:30am

I do like to be beside the seaside

Thu, 27 Nov 2014 - 4:15pm

Tying in with our seaside-themed exhibition, this fun craft activity will have you thinking of sunny times in the sand.

Dates & Times: Wednesday, 29 July 2015 - 10:30am

Meet the Medieval Nun

Thu, 27 Nov 2014 - 4:15pm

Due to public demand the Nun returns to tell you all about medicines and how to keep illnesses at bay in the medieval period.  You will also make a clay pot, medieval style.

Dates & Times: Wednesday, 5 August 2015 - 10:15am

Christmas Crafts

Mon, 10 Nov 2014 - 12:44pm

This year we are offering a special Christmas Crafts drop-in session on Saturday 20 December from 2pm to 4pm.  Our talented tutor Karen, who has been responsible for many of this year's workshops, will be here to help you make some very special cards and decorations in advance of the big day.


Dates & Times: Saturday, 20 December 2014 - 2:00pm

Annual Museum Lecture

Fri, 7 Nov 2014 - 12:53pm

'The Recent History of The Chelmer & Blackwater Navigation' by Roy Chandler, Director of Essex Waterways Limited. 


Roy will describe the history of this important waterway which paved the way for the industrialisation of Chelmsford and surroundings, and particularly the last 40 years since the Inland Waterways Association became involved.  Essex Waterways took responsibility for the Navigation in 2005 and saved it from closure, and Roy will describe its ongoing operation and restoration.

Dates & Times: Friday, 27 February 2015 - 8:00pm

Wednesday Wonders - Creepy Creatures

Sun, 26 Oct 2014 - 12:58am

Join us as we create creepy crawly magnets - coming to a fridge near you! Make spiders, bats and slithery things as spooky or kooky as you wish.


Suitable for ages 4+



To book, please call 01245 605700.

Dates & Times: Wednesday, 29 October 2014 - 10:30am

The Perilous Pumpkin Trail

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 - 10:56am

Seek out the pumpkins around the museum and fill in the trail answers for a chance to win a pumpkin full of sweets!


Collect the trail from reception.


Dates & Times: Saturday, 25 October 2014 - 10:00am