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How to find the Essex Record Office.

An important notice form the ERO

The Essex Record Office is now open. Book your visit by emailing  For the latest Covid-19 information click here.


Please note: We currently have a problem with the heating in the Searchroom. The temperature is very low which some users may find uncomfortable, particularly if carrying out research for long periods of time.

We are also at times experiencing low humidity in the Searchroom. To protect the records we may need to restrict access to some items such as parchment documents. Please check in advance of your visit.


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. 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.

Please note that Wharf Road Surface Car Park is now closed. There are several other car parks which are a short walking distance from ERO:

Baddow Road

Meadows Retail Car Park

Q-Park Meadows

Meadows Surface Car Park 


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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