Rooms & facilities

Businesses can choose from six meeting and training rooms at the Essex Record Office, Chelmsford, featuring digital projectors and linked TV screens.

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Each meeting room in the ERO Conference Centre is named after an individual or family of significance in our collections.

Meeting rooms and capacities

Spalding room (lecture theatre)
Barrett-Lennard room
Walker room
Norden room
Morant room
Chapman room
André room
Spalding room, Maynard area + any other two rooms
Repton area (ideal as a reception / breakout area)
Maynard area
Bamford area

Seats 140 tiered seating
Seats up to 65 cabaret style
24 boardroom style
30 boardroom style
26 boardroom style
20 boardroom style
20 boardroom style
Up to 225


All rooms can be set up boardroom, café or theatre style, with the exception of the Spalding room which has fixed cinema-style seating.

Most rooms are equipped with hearing loops.

Most of our meeting rooms in Chelmsford are equipped with ceiling mounted digital projectors with wall-mounted screens and whiteboards. Flipcharts are also available if you need them. 

The Barrett-Lennard room has two 71”synchronised television screens to ensure all delegates get a good view of the presentation.

The Spalding and Barrett-Lennard rooms both have sound systems for which microphones are available.

All meeting and training rooms have chilled water dispensers and tea, coffee, and hot chocolate facilities. Full catering can be provided.

Book a meeting room

To book a room or to discuss how we can host your next event call 03330 132501 or email