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How to find the Essex Record Office.


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

From Monday 25th September, works to replace the Bailey bridge located near to our entrance will be taking place. The Bailey bridge linking us to Baddow Road car park will be closed with a signed diversion in place for pedestrians and cyclists. There will be diversions in place for footpaths and the main access route for the Essex Record Office during the work will be from Wharf Road. The nearest public car park to us during the works will be the Meadows Retail Car Park which can be accessed from the High Bridge Road and Springfield Road roundabout. For more details about the work taking place click here.

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. 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 three parking spaces for Blue Badge holders close to the public entrance to the Record Office, accessible by a driveway from Wharf Road.

There are several public car parks which are a short walking distance from ERO:

Meadows Retail Car Park

Q-Park Meadows

Meadows Surface Car Park 

Baddow Road


Park and Ride

There are two Park and Ride services available in Chelmsford:

Sandon Park and Ride

Chelmer Valley Park and Ride 


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