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The great rat hunt

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 - 4:46pm

A different trail for the second half of the summer holidays - simply find all the rats we have hidden around the museum, answer the questions nearby then enter our prize draw to win a fabulous prize!  50p entry.

 

 

Dates & Times: Tuesday, 12 August 2014 - 10:00am

City Centred trail

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 - 1:41pm

The City Centred quiz trail costs 50p to enter and runs for the first three weeks of the summer holiday.  Just pick up a trail sheet at reception, find the answers to the clues in the exhibition and around the museum then post your entry in the box for a chance to win.  No need to book, just turn up and have a go.

 

The first correct entry drawn out of the box will win a Chelmsford City teddy, a limited edition Chelmsford 800 coin (commemorating 800 years as a town since 1199) and other Chelmsford goodies. 

Dates & Times: Wednesday, 23 July 2014 - 12:45pm

Friday Fives - Teddy bear's picnic

Thu, 3 Jul 2014 - 10:37am

Bring your favourite bear, your lunch and a friend, and join us for a picnic in Oaklands Park.

 

Free, no need to book.

Dates & Times: Friday, 11 July 2014 - 12:00pm

Wednesday Wonders - The Tudors

Thu, 3 Jul 2014 - 10:37am

This summer we are celebrating Chelmsford's past with a series of history-themed workshops to complement our City Centred local history exhibition.  Each week there are workshops with a different time theme, each with a costumed character to meet as well objects from our collection to handle and an art/craft activity.  Something for all the family!

 

Dates & Times: Wednesday, 30 July 2014 - 10:30am

Wednesday Wonders - The Romans

Thu, 3 Jul 2014 - 10:37am

This summer we are celebrating Chelmsford's past with a series of history-themed workshops to complement our City Centred local history exhibition. Each week there are workshops with a different time theme, each with a costumed character to meet as well objects from our collection to handle and an art/craft activity. Something for all the family!

 

Dates & Times: Wednesday, 6 August 2014 - 10:30am

Wednesday Wonders - The Victorians

Thu, 3 Jul 2014 - 10:37am

This summer we are celebrating Chelmsford's past with a series of history-themed workshops to complement our City Centred local history exhibition. Each week there are workshops with a different time theme, each with a costumed character to meet as well objects from our collection to handle and an art/craft activity. Something for all the family!

 

Dates & Times: Wednesday, 13 August 2014 - 10:30am

Wednesday Wonders - The Great War

Thu, 3 Jul 2014 - 10:37am

This summer we are celebrating Chelmsford's past with a series of history-themed workshops to complement our City Centred local history exhibition. Each week there are workshops with a different time theme, each with a costumed character to meet as well objects from our collection to handle and an art/craft activity. Something for all the family!

 

Dates & Times: Wednesday, 20 August 2014 - 10:30am

Pleshey Castle Tour

Thu, 3 Jul 2014 - 10:37am

This is a great opportunity to visit earthworks usually closed to the public.

 

Nick Wickenden, Museums Manager for Chelmsford City Council, will lead the tours, which start at the castle at 2pm, 3pm and 4pm.

 

Dates & Times: Sunday, 14 September 2014 - 2:00pm

Wednesday Wonders - Creepy Creatures

Thu, 3 Jul 2014 - 10:37am

A craft workshop with a spooky theme!

 

Suitable for families with children aged four and over.

 

To book, please call 01245 605700.

Dates & Times: Wednesday, 29 October 2014 - 10:30am

Make it at the Museum Day

Wed, 18 Jun 2014 - 11:03am

A fun filled day of craft activites for all the family to enjoy including:


- Pot Making
- Fabric Crafts
- Plaster Plaques
- Sculpture

 

Tickets are £3.00 inclusive of all activities.

Dates & Times: Saturday, 26 July 2014 - 10:00am

Sandford Mill Open Sundays - Water and Boats

Wed, 18 Jun 2014 - 11:03am

A special holiday workshop for families.

Spend the afternoon messing around with water.

Make your own boat and then race it.

Have a game of pooh sticks.

Enjoy a boat trip on the river (charges will apply)

 

Live radio transmissions by Chelmsford Amateur Radio Society

Dates & Times: Sunday, 17 August 2014 - 2:00pm

Sandford Mill Open Sundays - Sound and Music

Wed, 18 Jun 2014 - 11:03am

A special holiday workshop for families.

The science of sound with a musical twist.

Follow the sound trail around the barn to discover more about how sound travels.

Druming displays and workshops throughout the afternoon.

Live radio transmissions by Chelmsford Amateur Radio Society.

Dates & Times: Sunday, 17 August 2014 - 2:00pm

So you dig Time Team?

Wed, 18 Jun 2014 - 11:03am

A day of  drop-in archaeological activities for all the family.

 

No need to book. 

 

A Chance to find out more about the Roman town of Caesaromagus at Moulsham by sorting and identifying a tray of finds from a dig. 

 

Bring in your own mystery objects for identification!

 

Children can make and keep a Roman mosaic, clay oil lamp and  try on Roman armour.

 

Members of ‘Heritage Writtle’ will be on hand to help you have a go at dowsing and metal detecting.

Dates & Times: Saturday, 23 August 2014 - 10:00am

Sandford Mill Open Sundays - Local Crafts

Wed, 18 Jun 2014 - 11:03am

A special holiday workshop for families.

Did you know they made rope in Chelmsford?

Come and try this and other local crafts.

 

Live transmissions by Chelmsford Amateur Radio Society.

 

 

Dates & Times: Sunday, 24 August 2014 - 2:00pm

The Time Travellers' Guide to Chelmsford

Thu, 22 May 2014 - 12:23pm

If you could travel back in time to a point in Chelmsford's past, when would you choose?  What would you do?  What jobs were available?  Where is the best place to stay?  What do you need to be careful about?  And perhaps most importantly - how much will a beer cost you?

 

Come and find out in this amusing new talk by Yvonne Lawrence, to accompany the City Centred exhibition featuring the sights, sounds and smells of Chelmsford's past.  After the talk there will be an exclusive opportunity to visit the exhibition.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dates & Times: Tuesday, 23 September 2014 - 7:45pm

1914 and all that

Thu, 22 May 2014 - 12:23pm

What were the military and social concerns of the people of our county in the lead-up to War?  And as events began to force a response in every area of National life, how did Essex people react?

 

A second chance to hear Ian's sell-out talk, this time at the museum.

Dates & Times: Tuesday, 30 September 2014 - 7:45pm

Essex history teachers' forum

Fri, 16 May 2014 - 12:56pm

All Essex teachers with an interest in teaching history in Essex primary or secondary schools are invited to join this informal teacher forum that meets 3 to 4 times a year at Chelmsford Museum.

 

The aim is to support each other as new history curriculum changes take effect, working in partnership to help schools make the most of local heritage and cultural sites.  It is a great place to chat, share ideas and resources, and get help with any areas you want support for - for example, many schools are asking for 'stone age to iron age' ideas.

 

Dates & Times: Friday, 4 July 2014 - 1:30pm

Wildlfe Fun Day

Wed, 14 May 2014 - 6:54pm

The very popular family fun day is here again with a lively mix of activities. See live snakes, lizards and large spiders and handle them if you dare! Make candles with the Essex beekeepers; try fossil rubbing and other crafts. See the owls and visit the RSPB, and the Essex WildlifeTrust stands.

Dates & Times: Saturday, 31 May 2014 - 10:00am

Tour de France art workshop

Mon, 12 May 2014 - 5:17pm

A fantastic opportunity to work with artist Alison Stockmarr creating special flags to welcome the Tour de France as it speeds through Essex on Monday 7 July 2014.

 

On Thursday 29 May (half term), Chelmsford Museum is offering the people of Chelmsford and beyond the chance to come along to design some colourful eye-catching flags to wave.  Help put Essex on the map!

 

Dates & Times: Thursday, 29 May 2014 - 10:00am

The archaeology of ritual and magic

Mon, 12 May 2014 - 5:17pm

Many of us have superstitious practices, and archaeologists sometimes excavate things that can't easily be explained in functional terms. What are these practices and do they still have meaning today?

 

A fascinating talk suitable for ages 14+ by Dr Mark Curteis at Chelmsford Museum onTuesday 10 June at 7.45pm (doors open 7.30am)

 

Tickets £6, Friends of Chelmsford Museums £5.  Booking essential

Dates & Times: Tuesday, 10 June 2014 - 7:45pm

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