CHELMSFORD Museum is extending its opening hours from Monday February 4.

A popular city centre attraction, the museum is located in the beautiful Oaklands Park in Moulsham Street.

It is free to visit and it is currently undergoing a major redevelopment, thanks to investment by Chelmsford City Council and £1.4million from the Heritage Lottery Fund, which began in 2018 and is expected to complete this summer.

In advance of the widely-anticipated reopening, the museum is changing its opening hours to 10am to 5pm, seven days a week. Previously, it opened until 4pm weekdays, afternoons only Sundays and was closed on Fridays.

For more information about the museum and its redevelopment project, visit the website at