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Wed, 5 Aug 2015 - 2:47pm

People of all ages are encouraged to visit Chelmsford Museum on Saturday 22nd August to join in a day of archaeological activities.  

 

Dates & Times: Saturday, 22 August 2015 - 10:00am

Make it at the Museum Day

Wed, 22 Jul 2015 - 3:13pm
Dates & Times: Saturday, 25 July 2015 - 10:00am

Make it at the Museum Day

Wed, 22 Jul 2015 - 3:13pm
Dates & Times: Saturday, 25 July 2015 - 10:00am

Gliders and Fans

Wed, 22 Jul 2015 - 3:13pm

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

Volunteer Open Day

Thu, 16 Jul 2015 - 1:58pm

Sandford Mill is calling for volunteers to get involved with science and history!

 

Situated on the bank of the River Chelmer, to the south of Chelmer Village, Sandford Mill is a fascinating education centre, a treasure trove of archives and industrial collections. From March to November, it opens to schools as a unique science learning resource with taught hands-on sessions.

 

Dates & Times: Saturday, 25 July 2015 - 2:00pm

I do like to be beside the seaside

Sat, 11 Jul 2015 - 1:06am

Our summer exhibition is 'Beauty and the Beach' and to celebrate the start of summer we are offering a special drop in event at the museum.

 

We'll be offering two different craft activities on the day, priced at £2 per activity.

 

Fridge magnet

Make a special fridge magnet (see image) with a fishy theme using coloured sand to take home.

 

Mini windmill

Create a colourful sealife windmill (see image) to take outside and catch the cooling breeze.

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

Meet the Medieval Nun

Sat, 11 Jul 2015 - 1:06am

Due to public demand the Nun returns to tell you all about medicines and how to keep illnesses at bay in the medieval period.  Then decorate a small plant pot and plant a herb seed - take it home and watch it grow!

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

Friday Fives

Mon, 6 Jul 2015 - 1:09pm

 

Pre-school activity for children aged between 18 months and five years old.

 

Each session is an hour long and has nursery rhyme theme, which includes a story, craft activity and a closer look at some of the museum objects which relate to the particular rhyme.

 

The session is £3 per child and places are limited.

 

The session runs at the following times:

 

10.15am

11.30am

1.30pm

 

Rhymes include: Ba Ba Black Sheep, Hey Diddle Diddle, Incy Wincy and Twinkle Twinkle.

 

Pre-booking is required.

Dates & Times: Friday, 12 June 2015 - 10:15am

Science Discovery Day

Mon, 22 Jun 2015 - 11:01am

Our annual event to celebrate all things science has a theme of light, astronomy and space this year.

The main attraction will be an Astrodome portable planetarium. There will be five astronomy presentations at 10.30, 11.30, 12.30, 14.00 and 15.00, each lasting about 50 minutes. Tickets can bought for the presentations at the main reception at Chelmsford Museum. http://www.chelmsford.gov.uk/museum-how-find-us

Also on the day:

Live radio transmission from Chelmsford Amateur Radio Society

 

Dates & Times: Sunday, 27 September 2015 - 10:00am

Teddy Bear's Picnic

Fri, 5 Jun 2015 - 1:31pm

 

Friday Fives annual Teddy Bear's Picnic takes place on the 10th July 2015, all are welcome even if you currently do not attend the session.

 

The Teddy Bear's Picnic is FREE to attend, Just bring along a Teddy and your lunch for this fun.

 

No need to pre-book, please meet at the museum reception for a 12.30pm start, the picnic will finish at 1.30pm however you are welcome to stay in the park afterwards.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dates & Times: Friday, 10 July 2015 - 12:30pm

Friday Fives

Fri, 5 Jun 2015 - 1:31pm

 

Pre-school activity for children aged between 18 months and five years old.

 

Each session is an hour long and has nursery rhyme theme, which includes a story, craft actvity and a closer look at some of the museum objects which relate to the particular rhyme.

 

The session is £3 per child and places are limited.

 

The session runs at the following times:

 

10.15am

11.30am

1.30pm

 

Rhymes include: Ba Ba Black Sheep, Hey Diddle Diddle, Incy Wincy and Twinkle Twinkle.

 

Pre-booking is required.

Dates & Times: Friday, 12 June 2015 - 10:15am

Up close and personal

Wed, 3 Jun 2015 - 2:52pm

Our new 'World of Wallace' exhibition has just opened, featuring the work of Alfred Russel Wallace and his collection of amazing animal specimens from around the world.  This is an exclusive opportunity to get up close and personal to find out more about his adventures with additional items from the collection, including a shark's jaw complete with VERY sharp teeth, birds of paradise and turtle shells.

 

Dates & Times: Saturday, 6 June 2015 - 2:00pm

Sandford Mill Sunday - Sound

Wed, 27 May 2015 - 4:20pm

The final Sunday in August has a sound theme. So join us at the Mill for:

 

The sound trail

 

Instrumant making craft Activities

 

LIve radion Transmission by CARS

 

And more...

 

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.

 

Light refreshments also available.

Dates & Times: Sunday, 23 August 2015 - 2:00pm

Sandford Mill Sunday - Big Biology Day

Wed, 27 May 2015 - 1:16pm

This year Sandford Mill and The Society of Biology are hosting a Big Biology Day.

Join us for a FREE on day festival  exploring all the wonder and diversity of BIOLOGY.

 

There will be games, activities, bug hunts and experts on hand to talk to.

 

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.

 

Light refreshments will also be available.

Dates & Times: Sunday, 2 August 2015 - 10:00am

Sandford Mill Sunday - Water

Wed, 27 May 2015 - 1:16pm

Our second Sunday in August has a watery theme. Join us at Sandford Mill for:

 

River trips on Blackwater Dawn (charges apply)


Boatbuilding & testing


Waterworks trail

 

And a watery craft activity

 

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.

 

Light refreshments are also available

Dates & Times: Sunday, 9 August 2015 - 2:00pm

Sandford Mill Sunday - Local Crafts

Wed, 27 May 2015 - 1:16pm

Our Third Sunday has a local crfats theme. Join us at Sandford Mill for:

Ropemaking


Working blacksmith


Weaving


And more . . .

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.

Light refreshments will also be available
 

 

 

 

 

 

Dates & Times: Sunday, 16 August 2015 - 2:00pm

Victorian themed craft activity

Thu, 21 May 2015 - 1:58am

Design and make your own mini Victorian bathing hut.


Bathing huts and machines are the colourful 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

Sandford Mill Sundays

Thu, 21 May 2015 - 1:58am

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