About us

The museum tells the story of the history of the police in Essex from the Victorians to modern day.

Things you must see

  • The shoes of Camille Holland, murdered for her money in 1898
  • The death mask of Frederick Browne who murdered PC Gutteridge in 1927
  • Our classic 1960s Noddy Bike

Things you must do

  • Step inside our Victorian cell
  • Look through our charge book from 1914
  • Try on real police uniform
  • Take your fingerprints

As well as our public open day on Saturdays we also open for special events to appeal to a wide age range including craft workshops during the school holidays, evening talks, monthly toddler classes, group visits and school sessions.

The museum was set up as a charity (charity No.1042055)  in 1992 to provide a home for the historical items belonging to Essex Police. We now have over 25,000 items in the collection consisting of objects, photos and paper documents.

Our aim is to preserve the history of Essex Police and expand public knowledge and awareness of the history of our police force by collecting, preserving, and displaying material relevant to the history of Essex Police.

If you have items you think should be in our collection then please contact us about donating them.  museum@essex.pnn.police.uk

If you would like to show your support you can make a donation online by selecting the 'Donate' button below:

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The Essex Police Museum
PO Box 2
Headquarters
Springfield
Chelmsford
Essex, CM2 6DN

T: 01245 457150
F: 01245 452456

Registered Charity No.1042055