Harlow Museum & Walled Gardens
Muskham Road (off First Avenue).
Free to visitors, donations welcome
Workshops and lectures may carry a small charge
Tuesday to Saturday 10am-4:00pm
Sunday and Monday: MUSEUM & GARDENS CLOSED
Special Sundays - see News and Events for further details - www.science-alive.co.uk
Last admission 45 mins before closing. We strongly recommend phoning to check as we sometimes have staff training and close a little earlier.
Tel: 01279 454959
For a fascinating tour of the town's history from pre-historic times to the present day call into Harlow Museum & Walled Gardens - one of the town's best kept secrets!
Gallery displays include Roman
artefacts, exhibits illustrating the development of the New Town
and the Collins' cycle collection. Particular highlights
include archaeological discoveries from Harlow's Roman Temple site.
The fascinating displays of objects and memorabilia are housed in
within a 19th Century Stable block which used to be part of Mark
Harlow Museum now has a temporary exhibition gallery, which doubles as a lecture room for our programme of talks and lectures, supported by the Friends of Harlow Museum.
For details of our current programmes, please visit the Science Alive website and click on the Harlow Museum pages.
Heritage Study Centre
This new facility for local
historians, genealogists and curious folk of all sorts brings
together the Museum's extensive local reference library, which
* Essex Records Office Access Point
* A complete set of local newspapers from 1953 onwards
* Photographs, slides, tapes and videos
* Maps and plans
* Other printed memorabilia such as programmes and scrapbooks
The Museum is set in the context of beautiful 16th Century Walled Gardens - formerly part of the estate of Mark Hall and comprising a series of four, beautifully landscaped gardens, which are well worth a visit for a picnic or a gentle walk.
Exhibitions at our sister venue: the Time Machine
Places of Historic Interest
Why not also see more of the collection, on display at the Time Machine Gallery (within the Leisurezone sports complex) - where a 20th century nostalgia exhibition is currently on display, together with a changing set of displays in The Living Room, as part of our Living History programme - bringing the past to the present.