Essex Police Museum

Organisation: Museum, Police Force

Collections held: Police

Dates: 1800-1849, 1850-1899, 1900-1949, 1950-present

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

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.

Kingston Cres, Chelmsford CM2 6DN, UK

Contact: Curator /

Any publications or other relevant material about the collection / history of the organisation?

Historic Buildings?

Police Headquarters, 1902

Who can access the collection?

External (public), Registered users

How big is the collection?

Documents: 10,001-20,000
Photographs: 5001-10,000
Objects: 1001-5000
Artwork: None
Books/journals/magazines: 101- 500

Photo credits

Courtesy of Essex Police Museum