Essex Regiment Museum

Winter view of the front entrance to Chelmsford Museum
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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.

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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

Admission charges

Free but donations always welcome


  • Museums Association

Collection details

Archives, Coins and Medals, Costume and Textiles, Social History, Weapons and War

Essex Regiment Museum
Chelmsford Museum
Oaklands Park
Moulsham Street

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