British Science Festival 2021 venues

Below you will find a list of all of the venues that are being used as part of the British Science Festival this year, including some important information about each. If you have any difficulties finding your way around, please speak to a member of the team or visit one of our two information points on the ARU Chelmsford campus and in the city centre (in The Ideas Hub).

Find out more on our Plan your visit page.

Download a pdf copy of the British Science Festival 2021 map

Anglia Ruskin University venues

DOME 1

BISHOP HALL LANE, CHELMSFORD, ANGLIA RUSKIN UNIVERSITY, CM1 1SQ
Dome 1 is in the Mediterranean Garden on the Anglia Ruskin University Campus.

Accessibility

This venue is wheelchair friendly. The entrance has ramp access, and the nearest accessible toilets are in the Michael Salmon building (SAL). For information on blue badge parking, go to Plan Your Visit.

Guide dogs are welcome.

DOME 2

BISHOP HALL LANE, CHELMSFORD, ANGLIA RUSKIN UNIVERSITY, CM1 1SQ
Dome 2 is located next to the School of Medicine on the Anglia Ruskin University campus.

Accessibility

This venue is wheelchair friendly. The entrance has ramp access, and the nearest accessible toilets are in the School of Medicine. For information on blue badge parking, go to Plan Your Visit.

Guide dogs are welcome.

MAB221

BISHOP HALL LANE, CHELMSFORD, ANGLIA RUSKIN UNIVERSITY, CM1 1SQ
MAB221 is located on the first floor of the Lord Ashcroft building (MAB) of the Anglia Ruskin University campus.

Accessibility
This venue is wheelchair friendly, and entrance is via automatic external doors at the Michael Ashcroft Building and the Queens Building. There is level access throughout and an accessible toilet. For information on blue badge parking, go to Plan Your Visit.

Guide dogs are welcome.

SAL001

BISHOP HALL LANE, CHELMSFORD, ANGLIA RUSKIN UNIVERSITY, CM1 1SQ
SAL001 is located on the ground floor of the Michael Salmon building (SAL) of the Anglia Ruskin University campus.

Accessibility

This venue is wheelchair friendly, and access is through automatic external doors. There is level access throughout and an accessible toilet. There is also a water fountain in this venue.
For information on blue badge parking, go to Plan Your Visit.

Guide dogs are welcome.

SAL004

BISHOP HALL LANE, CHELMSFORD, ANGLIA RUSKIN UNIVERSITY, CM1 1SQ
SAL004 is located on the ground floor of the Michael Salmon building (SAL) of the Anglia Ruskin University campus.

Accessibility

This venue is wheelchair friendly, and access is through automatic external doors. There is level access throughout and an accessible toilet. There is also a water fountain in this venue.
For information on blue badge parking, go to Plan Your Visit.

Guide dogs are welcome.

City Centre venues

A Canteen

35 NEW LONDON ROAD, CHELMSFORD, CM2 0ND
A Canteen is located near Bell Meadow Park, on the south side of river Chelmer.

It is at a 20-minute walk from Anglia Ruskin University campus and at an 8-minute walk from Chelmsford train station.

Accessibility
A Canteen is wheelchair accessible. Guide dogs are welcome.

Bell Meadow Park

BELL MEADOW PARK, CHELMSFORD, CM2 0PA
Bell Meadow Park is located right next to High Chelmer shopping centre.

It is at a 20-minute walk from Anglia Ruskin University campus and at an 8-minute walk from Chelmsford train station.

If taking the bus, get off at the Tindall Street bus stop at the back of the shops, or the New London road stop by the Job Centre.

Accessibility
The park is wheelchair accessible. It is paved with a couple of moderate slopes and no stairs.

Guide dogs are welcome.

The Ideas Hub (formerly Topshop)

1 HIGH CHELMER, CHELMSFORD, CM1 1XG
This venue is located in High Chelmer Shopping Centre on New London RD.

It is at a 20-minute walk from Anglia Ruskin University campus and at a 7-minute walk from Chelmsford train station.

Accessibility
This venue is wheelchair friendly. Disabled toilets can be found next to DW Sport in High Chelmer Shopping Centre. In addition, Starbucks offers disabled toiled facilities.

Disabled parking spaces can be found on Bellmead, High Chelmer Multi-storey and along Market Road.

Guide dogs are welcome.

Civic Theatre

FAIRFIELD ROAD, CHELMSFORD, CM1 1JG
The Civic Theatre is very central and can be found right behind the Chelmsford train station.
If coming from the Anglia Ruskin University campus, it will be around a 15-minute walk to the theatre.
The nearest bus stop is the Chelmsford bus station at Duke Street.

Accessibility
This venue is wheelchair friendly. The theatre is equipped with an Infra-Red audio enhancement system and both infrared headphone receivers and necklace style induction loop transceivers (which work in tandem with an existing hearing aid set to “T”) are available.

There are four designated Blue Badge parking bays accessible from Fairfield Road. There are also two further Blue Badge bays within the Fairfield Road car park accessed via Coval Lane. These bays are on a first come, first served basis.
Guide dogs are welcome.

Cramphorn Studio

FAIRFIELD ROAD, CHELMSFORD, CM1 1JG
The Cramphorn Studio is in the Chelmsford City Theatres. It is central and is located right behind Chelmsford train station.
If coming from the Anglia Ruskin University campus, it will be around a 15-minute walk to the theatre.
The nearest bus stop is the Chelmsford bus station in Duke Street.

Accessibility

This venue is wheelchair friendly. The theatre is equipped with an Infra-Red audio enhancement system and both infrared headphone receivers and necklace style induction loop transceivers (which work in tandem with an existing hearing aid set to “T”) are available.

There are four designated Blue Badge parking bays accessible from Fairfield Road. There are also two further Blue Badge bays within the Fairfield Road car park accessed via Coval Lane. These bays are on a first come, first served basis.

Guide dogs are welcome.

Guy Harlings Garden

WATERLOO LANE, CHELMSFORD, CHELMSFORD, CM1 1BN

Guy Harlings Garden is located next to Chelmsford Cathedral. The entrance to the BODY experience is located on Waterloo Ln, opposite the Waterloo Lane Car Park.

It is at a 10-minute walk from Anglia Ruskin University campus and at a 5-minute walk from Chelmsford train station.

Accessibility
The BODY experience is wheelchair accessible. Guide dogs are welcome.

Hot Box Live Events

28 Viaduct Rd, Chelmsford CM1 1TS
Hot Box is located adjacent to Chelmsford Bus and Train Station.

If coming from the Anglia Ruskin University campus, it will be around a 15-minute walk to the venue.

There is a taxi rank located directly opposite the venue.

Accessibility
The entire venue is located on the ground floor with step free access and has an accessible toilet. The venue has automatic doors for wheelchair access.
Strobe lightning might be used in this venue.

The venue has accessible car parking nearby at NCP behind the venue and Fairfield Road car park about 50 metres away.

Guide dogs are welcome.

Marconi Plaza

CHELMSFORD CITY CENTRE, CM1 1GS
Marconi Plaza is located right next to the Civic Theatre, Cramphorn Studio and Hot Box Live Events, on a 2-minute walk from Chelmsford train station.

If coming from the Anglia Ruskin University campus, it will be around a 15-minute walk to the venue.

Accessibility
The Plaza is wheelchair accessible.

There are four designated Blue Badge parking bays accessible from Fairfield Road. There are also two further Blue Badge bays within the Fairfield Road car park accessed via Coval Lane. These bays are on a first come, first served basis.
Guide dogs are welcome.

The Art Place – Ideas Hub

UNIT 7 MEADOWS SHOPPING CENTRE, CHELMSFORD, CM2 6FD
This venue is located in Meadows Shopping Centre on Chelmsford High Street.
It is at a 20-minute walk from Anglia Ruskin University campus and at a 10-minute walk from Chelmsford train station.

Accessibility
This venue is wheelchair friendly. Disabled toilets can be found on the ground floor next to the lift.

Q-Park Meadows multi-storey is located adjacent to Meadows Shopping Centre and opposite the Odeon cinema offering 454 spaces plus 14 disabled spaces.

Guide dogs are welcome.