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Essex Police Museum – Family Fun Days!

Police Museum

Enjoy some family fun time as you explore our Essex Police Museum together and test your detective skills!

Join our Curator for a personal family tour of the Essex Police Museum, where you’ll learn about policing from the Victorian times through to modern day! To become a certified museum explorer the whole family need to work together to discover the secrets of our special objects and solve the crime in our 1970s crime scene.

Adult-only groups are also welcome! Our Curator will take you on a private guided tour of the museum showing how policing in Essex has developed over time. This includes our temporary exhibition: Force Communications. – BOOK HERE

Booking and Facilities

The tours are free, although any donations will be gratefully received.

Due to the museum’s small size each tour can only accommodate one family and anyone in their social bubble. Therefore only one ticket is available for each tour. This ticket will cover your whole family, not just one person. Please make sure you bring your ticket with you, either a hard copy or digitally, as you will not be able to enter the museum without it.


We’ve worked hard to safeguard our visitors and staff against the coronavirus, earning our good to go certification mark from Visit England.

Our staff will:

  • Wear face shields throughout your tour
  • Clean the museum and children’s’ explorer kits in between each tour
  • Lower our minimum card payment to £1 (cash will still be accepted, including donations)

Visitors must:

  • Only come if you have a pre-booked ticket for your family group
  • Bring a face covering and wear it at all times, unless you have good reason not to. Children should wear one if possible.
  • Sanitise your hands as you enter
  • Keep to social distancing guidelines

Accordingly, we reserve the right to refuse admission to the Museum on the following grounds:

  • Any visitor who appears to have symptoms of Covid-19
  • Any visitor who does not keep to our social distancing regulations, even when asked
  • Any visitor who does not use hand sanitiser on entering the Museum
  • Any visitor who does not wear a face covering without good reason

Facilities and Accessibility

  • Plenty of free on-site parking
  • Toilet on site. Please ask a member of staff.
  • Museum, tour and toilet accessible for buggies, wheelchairs and walking aids
  • Service dog friendly
  • Staff face coverings are transparent for visitors who rely on lip reading
  • Hearing loop available
  • Autism and special educational needs friendly

We’re here to help – please ask a member of staff if you require any adjustments or assistance.

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Location: Essex Police Museum Headquarters, Essex Police Museum, Chelmsford, CM2 6DN
From: 19 September 2020 10:00 To : 12 December 2020 15:00
Location: Essex Police Museum Headquarters, Essex Police Museum, Chelmsford, CM2 6DN
Cost: FREE

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