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Open Lectures & Talks
Thursday Afternoon Talks have been organized by the Friends of Chelmsford Museums.
Chelmsford Borough Council
Oaklands Park, Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, CM2 9AQ, Eastern,
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30 October 2016
'Chelmsford's first museum was established in 1835 by members of the Chelmsford Philosophical Society. It was housed inside part of Chelmsford Prison which at that time was near the stone bridge in the centre of town. In 1843 the museum's collection was moved to a purpose built building in New Bridge Street (now known as New London Road ). In the early 1900s the collection was taken over by Chelmsford Borough Council and in 1906 it was moved to a new building in Victoria Road South which also housed the library and the School of Art. The collection was finally moved to Oaklands House in Oaklands Park in 1930 ...
'A new modern museum building connected to the Victorian Oaklands House opened to the public in January 2010 and was officially unveiled by the Duke of Gloucester in February.'