A fantastic local museum that puts many others to shame. It's a huge venue with a lot to see and take in - many displays for all periods of history. I especially liked the fact there's a honey bee hive and that you can sit and watch the bees come and go through channels in the building to the outside! The building is large and magnificent, and it's set in some lovely green grounds that are nice to walk around too. The K9 memorial statue is situated in the grounds if you want to pay your respects to fallen police dogs. It's well worth setting aside an hour or two to fully absorb what's on offer in this museum. It's clearly been well thought out and is well maintained. There's no need to book tickets, it's free to visit, simply turn up during opening hours. The gift shop at the end is brilliant too, stocking some local food and craft items alongside the usual memorabilia you find at museums, with friendly staff on hand to serve you. Fantastic place, highly recommended.
Entrance to the museum is for free. We was with our almost 6y daughter. Was fantastic. Lovely park for walk. Very clean and spotless place.
Must visit place.We were pleasantly impressed & well informed about the long history of Chelmsford.Definitely a fine display . The comparison of old & new pictures of the same buildings & how they have preserved those is amazing. It has a beautiful garden & a playground for children as well.
Very long entrance but very nice green space to bring your dogs🏞️✨ The museum itself has many rooms to go into and lots of interesting facts and things to look at. A few interactive things like telephones that have pre recorded messages that explain things about the room you’re in. They also have a dress up room (great for kids to muck around in). There is also a warm café on the ground floor with kind smiling staff!!🤗. Nice day out💖✨
The museum is generally a great place to take kids as they can explore, there is parking and the play parks on site are great. It was disappointing that the museum was encouraging our young children to celebrate Halloween through the activities available. It would have been much more inclusive and appropriate to promote autumn-themed activities rather than promoting the celebration of evil and attempting to scare others.
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