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Science Discovery Day

10 hours 24 min ago
 A fun packed day for all the family 

Not to be missed the Science in a Suitcase Show is jam packed full of exciting experiments and take home DIY science projects. Join a tour through the original Filter House, solve water challenges and learn about Chelmsford's water supply. 


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

Science Discovery Day

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 - 1:14pm


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

Friday Fives - Pre-School Session

Wed, 3 Aug 2016 - 2:37am


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.


Booking for the Autumn term is now open.  Please book online.


16 September 2016 - Humpty Dumpty

14 October 2016 - Oranges & Lemons

25 November 2016 - Pussy Cat, Pussy Cat

16 December 2016 - Christmas is Coming


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





Dates & Times: Friday, 16 September 2016 - 10:15am

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