Christmas at Essex Police Museum

Santa’s Postbox

25th November, 2nd and 9th December

We will have one of Santa’s postboxes here at the museum! Bring your letter along, post it in our postbox and come back the week after to collect your reply!

Meet Santa!

Saturday 16th December


Meet Santa and make a Christmas craft for just £3! There’s no need to book!

Talk: Look to the Lady- The Life and Crime Fiction of Margery Allingham

Thursday 7th December

7:30pm - 9pm

£3 per person, including refreshments

Museum volunteer Roger Johnson discusses detective fiction writer Margery Allingham, best known for her golden age stories featuring Albert Campion. Booking is essential – email or call Hannah Wilson (Curator) on 01245 457150.

Name The Bear Competition

25th November, 2nd December and 9th December

Our teddy bears need a name! Come along to the museum, fill in our competition sheet with your suggestions and the top 5 will go to a Facebook poll on Monday 10th to Friday 15th December. Those who suggested the winning name will be entered in to a prize draw to win one on Saturday 16th December!

Essex Police Museum
P.O Box 2 Head Quarters Chelmsford Essex CM2 6DA

Registered Charity No. 1042055

Telephone: 01245 457150



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This Christmas Bond Street Chelmsford is hosting an array of events and activities to appeal to families.

The FROST Christmas Grotto will be popping up in an empty unit next door to John Lewis on selected dates and times between the 1st December and Christmas Eve.
The marine lake was originally opened in 1905 after being given to the Maldon people. Following a tragic accident it was shut and reopened in 2006 as a Wildlife and fountain pond.
More than 200 students at The Boswells Schools were involved with this year's whole school production, a modern twist on the traditional pantomime ‘Cinderella’.
On Saturday 16th December a group of young singers, aged 16 – 27, will be performing their own Christmas Concert for the Friends of St James Church. The singers comprise Chorus Sirenum, and the Southend Young Men’s Chorus.
Helen Rollason Cancer Charity’s Christmas Gift and Food Fair is back on Saturday 25 – Sunday 26 November, and it’s bigger and better than before.
The creative and imaginative team at Elite known for staging a spellbinding series of Chelsea shows including the magnificently popular Enchanting Wedding Fair and the exclusive and clandestine Secret Wedding Show will be bringing our magical fairy dust to the brides of Essex.
A city play area has been awarded special status as it has been adapted for disabled children and wheelchair users.
The Adventure Castle play area in Hylands Park is now officially accredited by PiPA, also known as Planning Inclusive Play Areas.
Work is now officially underway on the county’s first ever all-through school at Beaulieu in Chelmsford.

Construction on the new £34million school started following a ground-breaking ceremony at the site yesterday.