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The Friends of Chelmsford Museums

Registered Charity No. 1106243

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The Friends

The Friends of Chelmsford Museums is an association which was formed in 1990 to raise money and to support the various activities of Chelmsford Museums. It became a registered charity in 2004 and is a member of the British Association of Friends of Museums. The President of the Friends is Lord Petre.

The Friends raise money by organising social events, talks and visits to places of interest. Additional funds are raised by serving refreshments at some museum functions. These funds are used to assist in the purchase of artefacts and to improve the museum facilities.

The Friends help with special events and provide support to the museum staff. They assist in the care and development of the industrial collection at Sandford Mill and help to construct equipment used in the school's science education projects. Members receive a quarterly newsletter which gives details of future events and contains items of general interest.

The Friends also exist to encourage interest in the history, natural history and arts of Chelmsford as shown in the museums.


Chairman David Buckley
Vice Chairman Position Vacant
Secretary David Jones
Acting Treasurer Ronald Bond
Membership Secretary Robert Hall
Newsletter Editor Robert Hall
Webmaster Robert Hall
Committee Members David Goodridge
  Jayne Humphreys
  Stephen Norris
  Ros Webb



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New members welcome - to join, please download a membership application form. For all enquiries please send an email message to