About the Museum

Held within Chelmsford Museum, the regiment collection traces the history of the Regiment from 1741 to the present day. Uniforms, trophies – includes the Salamanca Eagle captured from the French 62nd Regiment – badges, insignia, weapons and regimental memorabilia reflect the worldwide service of the Essex Regiment in the service of the Crown. Access to a comprehensive Family History database is available by appointment, letter or email for a which a donation to The Trustees of the Essex Regiment Museum is appreciated. The museum holds the collection of the Essex Yeomanry and has a Yeomanry Display.


Royal Anglian Regt, 3rd East Anglian Regt, Essex Regt, 44th (or the East Essex) Regt of Foot, 44th Regt of Foot, Colonel Long’s Regt of Foot, 56th (or the West Essex) Regt of Foot, 56th Regt of Foot, Essex Militia, Rifles, Rifle Volunteer and Volunteer units, Essex Yeomanry Cavalry, Essex Artillery Volunteers, Essex and Suffolk Royal Garrison Artillery, Essex(Fortress) Royal Engineers, Essex Local Defence Volunteers, Essex Home Guard. New Museum and Essex Yeomanry Display opened in January 2010.


Coach Parking
Car Parking
Lecture Room
Disabled Access
Education service

Opening Times

Monday to Thursday & Saturday

10am - 5pm


School holidays & half term only.


1pm - 4pm


Good Friday, Christmas Day, Boxing Day.


Adult: Free
Child (5-15 years): Free
Concession (aged 60+): Free

Groups & schools: by appointment


Oaklands Park, Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, CM2 9AQ

Tel 01245 605700


Visiting Advice

SSW of town just off A1016, or buses 152,154,350,351, 42 and 44 from town centre and railway station.

Facilities available for tea, coffee and soft drinks.