Two exciting permanent displays tell the story of the proud County Regiment of Essex.
The Essex Regiment
An Infantry Regiment, one in which soldiers traditionally march everywhere carrying Musket (or Rifle) and bayonet. Linked with the County of Essex in 1782 (with origins in 1741), serving all over the world and having both Regular (full-time) and Volunteer (part-time) units. The Collections are loaned to Chelmsford City Council by the Trustees of the Essex Regiment Museum.
The Essex Yeomanry
Traditionally a mounted Regiment recruited within Essex, training to fight invaders and to keep the peace, ready to be “embodied” for full time service in a national emergency. In more modern times the Yeomanry have taken on new roles as Artillerymen and Signallers. The Collections are loaned to Chelmsford City Council by the Trustees of the Essex Yeomanry.