Essex Regiment Museum

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Chelmsford Museum Oaklands Park Moulsham Street

Two exciting permanent displays tell the story of the proud County Regiment of Essex. The Essex Regiment An Infantry Regiment, one in which soldiers traditionally march everywhere carrying Musket (or Rifle) and bayonet. Linked with the County of Essex in 1782 (with origins in 1741), serving all over the world and having both Regular (full-time) and Volunteer (part-time) units. The Collections are loaned to Chelmsford City Council by the Trustees of the Essex Regiment Museum. The Essex Yeomanry Traditionally a mounted Regiment recruited within Essex, training to fight invaders and to keep the peace, ready to be “embodied” for full time service in a national emergency. In more modern times the Yeomanry have taken on new roles as Artillerymen and Signallers. The Collections are loaned to Chelmsford City Council by the Trustees of the Essex Yeomanry.

Further information

Opening Hours:

Monday to Thursday 10am to 5pm Fridays (school holidays) 10am to 5pm Fridays (term time) Closed Saturdays 10am to 5pm Sundays 1pm to 4pm Closed Good Friday, Christmas Day & Boxing Day


Free but donations always welcome


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Facilities and services


  • Baby changing facilities
  • Education facilities available
  • Object study facilities available (enquire in advance)
  • Parking for disabled available
  • Picnic area
  • Shop
  • Toilets for disabled
  • Wheelchair access to all public areas


  • Adult lectures and courses held
  • Brochure or leaflet available with directions to museum
  • Direct teaching services for schools
  • Events and resources for children and families
  • Foreign language leaflet or brochure available
  • Loan service
  • Member of staff available with responsibility for education
  • Object identification and/or written enquiry service
  • Pre-booking service for groups
  • Primary school education service available
  • Secondary school education service available

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