Harlow Museum and Walled Gardens

Opening times

We are currently open to the public on:

Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9.30am to 3.30pm

Admission

Free entry

Contact

Address: Muskham Road, Harlow, CM20 2LF

Phone: 07568 103852 

There is free parking available on site.

About

The Museum is located in the stable block of the former Mark Hall Manor House – visited on three occasions by Queen Elizabeth 1.

It is surrounded by the beautiful 16th century Walled Gardens which make a perfect picnic spot in the spring and summer.

Our four main galleries tell the story of Harlow over four periods: from the designing of the New Town, through the Victorians, Stuart and Tudor times, reaching back to the remarkable local Roman finds.

The Museum’s Heritage Centre provides a quiet study room, archive materials and newspaper records and services provided in partnership with the Essex Record Office, such as online access to parish records.

Accessibility

Harlow Museum and Walled Gardens are both suitable for visitors in wheelchairs and we have disabled restroom facilities. Please note that some pathways in the Gardens are shingle surfaced.

Disabled car parking is available on request in the Courtyard.

Assistance dogs are welcome, but we do not otherwise allow dogs. 

Volunteering

Our passionate volunteers carry out gardening and horticultural work to the Walled Gardens, creating an inviting and serene surrounding for the museum Museum.

They currently meet every Tuesday and Friday at 10am in the main garden.

On Friday the main Museum facilities are not available, so volunteers need to bring their own drinks.

If you are interested in joining or would like more information, please contact corrinadunlea@gmail.com