Harlow Museum is housed in an early 19th-century stable block and sits inside a large attractive walled garden.  There is a picnic area and a shop.

Harlow Museum tells the story of Harlow through Roman, Saxon, Georgian and Victorian times to the development of Harlow New town.  Visitors to the Museum can discover Harlow’s history by seeing and touching the object, and trying on costumes from the past.

Although the museum is small it is interesting with a range of displays.  The library room has some good maps and drawings of the town, Old photos of the area and back issues of the Harlow Citizen newspaper.

It’s well organised with diverse artefacts which are imaginatively displayed with good information panels to help you learn more about what you are looking at.  There is also a good collection of bicycles.



The museum houses the old Gilbey’s still.

On Saturday’s and school holidays there are various arty activities in the craft room at a small cost.

Muskham Road,
Harlow Essex  CM20 2LF
Tel: 01279 454959

Open Tues – Sat 10.00 – 17.00 (closed 12.30 – 13.30 Sat only)


  • Harlow Museum Workshopsare £1.50 per child plus admission – £2 per adult and £1 per child to support our running costs.
  • Enjoy our Museum Café– open for hot drinks, biscuits and cakes and our Children’s Bookshop