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Opening hours

The museum will be open by appointment only for groups of 10 people or more, from Saturday March 25th, 2017 until the autumn.

Groups of 10 or more can book visits in advance, Monday to Friday, during the daytime or evening. there is a small fee per person. To book a visit please email [email protected]

The museum will reopen to the public on Saturdays when our new curator is in post.

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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