Ormiston at HMP Chelmsford

Our friendly team at Chelmsford Prison will do all they can to help you and your family with their visit to the prison. The centre has a refreshment bar serving hot and cold drinks, snacks and sandwiches, change for your visit & indoor and outdoor children’s play area. 

Our Services include:

- Children's visits available once a month

- Visits Hall play area and refreshment bar

- Accredited Parenting courses

- Family liaison work with information on support services, health issues, benefits and travel

Booking a visit

All visitors to HMP Chelmsford must book their visit at least 21 days in advance.

Visits can be booked by calling the Visits booking line on 01245 552 265 or 01245 552 240. This line is open Monday to Friday 8.15am – 12pm & 12.30pm – 4pm. 

You can book visits online through the Prison Service’s service, visit https://www.gov.uk/prison-visits. 

Visits & Visitors’ Centre Opening Times

Monday
Social Visits: 2.15pm – 4pm (No entry after 3pm)
Visitors’ Centre: 12.15pm – 4.30pm

Tuesday
Social Visits: 2.15pm – 4pm (No entry after 3pm)
Visitors’ Centre: 12.15pm – 4.30pm

Wednesday
Social Visits: 2.15pm – 4pm (No entry after 3pm)
Visitors’ Centre: 12.15pm – 4.30pm

Thursday
Social Visits: 2.15pm – 4pm (No entry after 3pm)
Visitors Centre: 12.15pm – 4.30pm

Friday
Social Visits: No Visits
Visitors’ Centre: Closed

Saturday
Social Visits: 9.30am – 11.00am (No entry after 10am) & 2.15pm – 3.45pm (No entry after 3pm)
Visitors’ Centre: 8.15am –  11.30am & 12.15pm - 4.30pm

Sunday
Social Visits: 9.30am – 11.00am (No entry after 10am) & 2.15pm – 3.45pm (No entry after 3pm)
Visitors’ Centre: 8.15am –  11.30am & 12.15pm - 4.30pm

There is wheelchair access to the centre and the prison and disabled toilets and baby changing facilities are both available.

Contact Number: 01245 552452

Location

Ormiston at HMP Chelmsford
200 Springfield Road
Chelmsford CM2 6LQ
United Kingdom
Families affected by imprisonment