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How to find the Essex Record Office.

We are located on Wharf Road, Chelmsford, Essex CM2 6YT.

The public entrance is reached from the riverside path.

Please check our opening hours before setting out - especially as they are changing from Tuesday 4 April 2017. Find out more about visiting the Searchroom here.

By bike

A cycle path runs along the river, and there are cycle racks by the public entrance.

By train or bus

We are a 20 minute walk from the railway station and bus station in Duke Street. There are also bus stops at the southern end of Springfield Road and on Parkway, both of which are a short walk from us.

By car

There are parking spaces for blue badge holders close to the public entrance to the Record Office, accessible by a driveway from Wharf Road.

The nearest public car park is Wharf Road surface car park (CM2 6LU for those with satnav).

The next closest is the Baddow Road surface car park accessible off Parkway (CM2 7PJ for those with satnav).  From the car park there is a pedestrian bridge across the river bringing you almost to the front door of the Record Office.

In addition we are pleased to be able to offer all our visitors discounted parking with Q-Park.

The Q-Park Meadows multi-storey car park on Baddow Road (CM2 0DG for those with satnav) is located just a short distance from the Essex Record Office.

A discount of 15% is available on pre-bookings. To pre-book and guarantee your space please CLICK HERE entering “record” in the promo code box.

 There are also Park and Ride services at Sandon (to the east of the city) and Chelmer Valley (to the north).  

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