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*Please note - our Searchroom computers will be unavailable on Tuesday 21 and Wednesday 22 November due to a server update. This means that it will not be possible to access Ancestry, Find My Past, the British Newspaper Archive Online, or any other online resources. We will do our best to provide access to the ERO catalogue and document ordering, but we expect that this service will be disrupted too. We apologise for any inconvenience caused, and will work hard to provide the best service we can on these days.*

 

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

The public entrance is reached from the riverside path. (Please note that if you ask Google Maps to provide you with walking directions it takes you to the back of the building.)

Please check our opening hours before setting out - especially as they changed in 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.

 

Wharf Road Surface Car Park

The Wharf Road Surface Car Park has now closed. The site has been sold and will be redeveloped as housing.

The other car parks closest to ERO are listed below. Information correct at time of writing, please check individual car park websites for the most up-to-date information. There are also other car parks in Chelmsford, these are just the ones closest to ERO.

 

Baddow Road

Operator

Chelmsford City Council

Postcode

CM2 7PJ

Distance to ERO

Approx. 1 minute walk across a footbridge over the River Chelmer

Type

Surface car park

Mixed long/short stay

Spaces

344

Long stay cost

Over 3 hours - £4.80

Please see their website for all their rates

Types of payment accepted

Credit/debit card

Contactless

Coins

Pay by phone

 

Meadows Retail Car Park

Operator

Chelmsford City Council

Postcode

CM2 6LU

Distance to ERO

Approx. 3 minute walk

Type

Multi-storey

Short stay

Spaces

391

Long stay cost

Up to 7 hours - £10

Please see their website for all their rates

Types of payment accepted

Credit/debit card

Coins

Notes

 

Q-Park Meadows

Operator

Q-Park

Postcode

CM2 0DG

Distance to ERO

Approx. 5 minute walk

Type

Multi-storey

Mixed long/short stay

Spaces

454

Long stay cost

The lowest cost option for all-day parking in this car park is to pre-book for a day (9am-6pm), and use the promotional code ‘record’ to get a 15% discount. This will be £8.50. Pre-booking also guarantees your space.

Please see their website for all their rates.

Types of payment accepted

Cash

Credit/debit card

 

Meadows Surface Car Park – Chelmsford City Council

Operator

Chelmsford City Council

Postcode

CM2 0WP

Distance to ERO

Approx. 6 minute walk

Type

Surface car park

Short stay

Spaces

250

Long stay cost

Up to 7 hours - £10

Please see their website for all their rates

Types of payment accepted

Credit/debit card

Coins

Notes

 

Meadows Surface Car Park – Euro Car Parks

This car park does not have a website.

Operator

Euro Car Parks

Postcode

CM2 6JX

Distance to ERO

Approx. 3 minute walk

Type

Surface car park

Short stay

Long stay cost

Up to 5 hours - £6.50

Over 5 hours - £15.00

 

Park and Ride

There are two Park and Ride services available in Chelmsford.

 

Sandon Park and Ride

Sandon Park and Ride is to the east of Chelmsford city centre.

Operator

Essex County Council

Postcode

CM2 7RU

Distance to ERO

The bus journey to the stop nearest ERO should take approx. 15 minutes, followed by an approx. 7 minute walk to us.

The stop closest to ERO is Stop G, Mildmay Car Park on Parkway.

Long stay cost

Day ticket - £3.50

Types of payment accepted

Credit/debit card

Coins

Notes

 

Chelmer Valley Park and Ride

Chelmer Valley Park and Ride is to the north of Chelmsford city centre.

Operator

Essex County Council

Postcode

CM3 3PR

Distance to ERO

The bus journey to the stop nearest ERO should take approx. 20 minutes, followed by an approx. 6 minute walk to us.

The stop closest to ERO is Stop F on Parkway.

Long stay cost

Day ticket - £3.50

Types of payment accepted

Credit/debit card

Coins

Notes

 

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