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Marconi Day

Wed, 22 Apr 2015 - 1:32pm

Sandford Mill's annual open day event to mark International Marconi Day will take place on Saturday 25th April.


Access to the Engine house and Barn which store our industrial heritage displays, the historic 1922 Marconi broadcasting hut and our Marine Radio cabins dating from 1900's to 1960's.

 

And also:

 

Talks, demonstrations and live radio transmission form Chelmsford Amateur Radio Society

 

Morse key display and demonstrations

 

Marconi TV camera demonstrations

 

Essex Historic Military Vehicle Association

Dates & Times: Saturday, 25 April 2015 - 10:00am

Stone Age to Iron Age Primary Teacher CPD

Wed, 8 Apr 2015 - 4:04pm

The new topic for primary history, Stone Age to Iron Age, put into perspective with a local flavour.  A one-day CPD event for KS2 teachers who would like to discover the big picture, the features of each period, and try out practical classroom activities.

 

Please note booking is via the Essex County Council training portal (click on link)

Dates & Times: Thursday, 2 July 2015 - 9:00am

Local history in your hands (KS2 Teacher CPD event)

Wed, 8 Apr 2015 - 1:04pm

This course, run jointly by Essex County Council and Chelmsford Museum, develops the methods of historical enquiry, including how evidence is used rigorously to make historical claims and discern how and why contrasting arguments and interpretations of the past have been constructed.

 

Booking via Essex County Council training portal.

Dates & Times: Tuesday, 21 April 2015 - 9:00am

Unlocking our past with local heroes and villains

Wed, 8 Apr 2015 - 1:04pm

This course, a collaboration between Essex County Council and Chelmsford Museum, introduces a wide range of evidence, all of which can be used as a means of historical enquiry, including how evidence is used rigorously to make historical claims and discern how and why contrasting arguments and interpretations of the past have been constructed. The focus will be on local people, their stories and the legacies they have left behind.

 

Booking is via the ECC training portal.

Dates & Times: Tuesday, 21 April 2015 - 1:30pm

Primary Science Teachers CPD - Forces

Sun, 29 Mar 2015 - 2:01am

Part of a series of CPD events delivered in partnership with Essex Education Services and addressing the parameters of Curriculum 2014; this training event is designed to allow primary science coordinators and classroom teachers opportunities to improve the teaching of forces through an exciting mix of theory and hands-on practical activities.

 

Dates & Times: Wednesday, 15 April 2015 - 9:30am

Marconi Day

Sun, 29 Mar 2015 - 2:01am

Sandford Mill's annual open day event to mark International Marconi Day will take place on Saturday 25th April.

Access to the Engine house and Barn which store our industrial heritage displays, the historic 1922 Marconi broadcasting hut and our Marine Radio cabins dating from 1900's to 1960's.

 

And also:

 

Talks, demonstrations and live radio transmission form Chelmsford Amateur Radio Society

 

Morse key display and demonstrations

 

Marconi TV camera demonstrations

 

Essex Historic Military Vehicle Association

Dates & Times: Saturday, 25 April 2015 - 10:00am

Primary Science Teachers CPD - Using the outdoor classroom

Sun, 29 Mar 2015 - 2:01am

 

 

Part of the series of CPD events delivered in partnership with Essex Education Services and addressing the parameters of Curriculum 2014; this training event is designed to allow primary science co-ordinators and classroom teachers opportunities to improve the teaching of science through an exciting mix of theory and hands-on practical activities outside of the classroom.

 

Dates & Times: Wednesday, 20 May 2015 - 9:30am

Gliders and Fans

Sun, 29 Mar 2015 - 2:01am

Harness the wind by creating a glider or fan and then decorating it in your own style.

 

Great fun for all the family and suitable for ages 4+

Dates & Times: Wednesday, 12 August 2015 - 10:15am

Easter baskets workshop

Fri, 20 Mar 2015 - 1:38pm

Create your own springtime or Easter basket to hold all your half-term treats.  Make both a traditional basket plus a petal shape to decorate in any way you wish!  Simple shapes but lots of colourful design ideas. Suitable for age 5 and over.

Chicks and sweets not included.

 

Dates & Times: Wednesday, 1 April 2015 - 10:30am

The art and crafts of World War 1

Fri, 20 Mar 2015 - 1:38pm

2015 marks 100 years since the Essex Regiment joined World War One.  The war gave rise to some great artwork, from 'trench art' done by soldiers, to wartime medals.  This workshop gives you the chance to be inspired by our collections to create your own piece of war art.

Dates & Times: Wednesday, 27 May 2015 - 10:30am

I do like to be beside the seaside

Fri, 20 Mar 2015 - 1:38pm

Tying in with our seaside-themed exhibition, this fun craft activity will have you thinking of sunny times in the sand.

Dates & Times: Wednesday, 29 July 2015 - 10:30am

Meet the Medieval Nun

Fri, 20 Mar 2015 - 1:38pm

Due to public demand the Nun returns to tell you all about medicines and how to keep illnesses at bay in the medieval period.  You will also make a clay pot, medieval style.

Dates & Times: Wednesday, 5 August 2015 - 10:15am

Springtime boxes workshop

Mon, 23 Feb 2015 - 5:51pm

 Get in the springtime mood by creating bright little boxes for all your half-term treasures.  Create 3 different designs suitable for sweets, small gifts or secret stuff. Simple shapes and construction with loads of design ideas. Suitable for age 5 and over.

Sweets not included.

 

Dates & Times: Wednesday, 8 April 2015 - 10:30am

Chelmsford Museum April fool

Thu, 19 Feb 2015 - 8:15pm

It's April fool's day and Chelmsford Museum has put out a few objects and caption cards that are a bit suspicious!  Can you sort out the real artefacts from the imposters and post a picture as evidence on our Facebook page or Twitter feed @ChelmsMuseum?

 

There's a small prize for one person who correctly identifies one of our temporary additions!  No need to book, just turn up and have a go.

 

Dates & Times: Wednesday, 1 April 2015 - 10:00am

Local history quiz trail

Tue, 6 Jan 2015 - 5:04pm

Test your local history knowledge while you explore the museum with your trail sheet. Make sure you leave your completed quiz in the box at reception.

 

50p to enter for a chance to win Chelmsford City themed goodies.

One correct entry will be drawn at random after the closing date.

 

 

Dates & Times: Saturday, 14 February 2015 - 10:00am

Sandford Mill Sundays

Mon, 5 Jan 2015 - 4:13pm

Sandford Mill's annual August Sunday afternoons will take place on the 2nd, 9th, 16th and 23rd of August this year.

 

As always there will be access to the Engine house and Barn which store our industrial heritage displays, the historic 1922 Marconi broadcasting hut and our Marine Radio cabins dating from 1900's to 1960's.

 

Please check this page regularly for updates of activities and displays that will be happening on each afternoon.

Dates & Times: Sunday, 2 August 2015 - 2:00pm

Victorian themed craft activity

Mon, 5 Jan 2015 - 12:42pm

Design and make your own mini Victorian bathing hut.


Bathing huts and machines are the colorful seaside buildings you see close to many British beaches. They were first used to protect the modesty of rich and fashionable bathers and became very popular in the Victorian period.


Have a go at designing and making your own version and then decorating it. You can be as bright and bold as you want to make your hut stand out.

 


Great fun for all the family and suitable for ages 4+
 

Dates & Times: Wednesday, 19 August 2015 - 10:15am