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Opening hours

The museum is open to the public every Saturday between 10am and 4pm and Wednesdays 10am to 4pm in school holidays. Admission and parking is free, although a small charge applies for special events – see our events page for more details.
Groups of 10 or more can book visits in advance, Monday-Friday, during the daytime or evening. There is a small fee per person. To book a visit please email [email protected] or call 01245 457150.
We are situated at Essex Police Headquarters in Springfield, Chelmsford.

Planning your visit

Parking is available on Saturdays and for group visits during the week. Alternatively the nearest car park in the city is the Riverside car park.

Sat Nav users please use postcode CM2 6DN ‘Kingston Crescent’.

We estimate the duration of your visit will be approximately an hour.

Things to see and do nearby

Lionmede Park

Lionmede Park is next door to Police HQ. Why not bring your packed lunch to enjoy in the sunshine?

Chelmer Village Retail Park

Chelmer Village Retail Park is an 8 minute walk from the museum. As well as a variety of shops there is a Costa Coffee and Pizza Hut.

Local pubs and restaurants

Local pubs and restaurants Try the Admiral McHardy Pub in Arbour Lane, The Fox and Raven or Miller and Carter both in Barnes Mill Road or The Chelmer Tavern Toby Carvery in Dukes Lane.

City centre shopping has a wide variety of shops and restaurants and is a 20 minute walk from the museum.

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