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Spend a Day at Harlow Museum, inside and out.

History / Mon 17th May 2021 at 09:26am

TIME for a day out, all on your doorstep and set within two acres of Harlow’s beautiful green space? Somewhere to rest and relax outside, and explore Harlow’s history inside? From Tuesday 18th May after 14 long months the Museum doors will be reopened to welcome visitors.

Offering something for everyone, with familiar nostalgic delights like the cycle collection and new exhibitions like ‘Movers & Shapers the Harlow Makers’. The much missed modern history is now revealed in a permanent New Town exhibition with local donations that offer the ‘Wow!’ factor.

Kids will love using our trails and explorer kits inside the galleries and outside investigating bugs and birds, in the safe, magical, Walled Gardens. We have a free car park and easily accessible toilets. If it’s a sunny day please bring a picnic and refreshments to enjoy with friends and family – as we aren’t offering refreshments on site at present.

After having your lunch in the gardens, why not book time in our research room. Harlow’s newspapers date back to the early 50’s and the photograph collection is extensive. The friendly staff and ambassadors are always on hand inside and outside in the gardens to answer your questions, queries and are always open to feedback.

COVID Secure and comfortable

We have instituted a one-way system and there is a different entrance. For now visitors will be required to scan in via the NHS app, or sign in. When inside the Museum, we politely ask that you sanitise your hands and wear face coverings (if you are able). Following government guidelines the rule of 6 will be applicable inside the Museum to make it more of an enjoyable experience. In the gardens, a one-way system still exists along with social distancing rules.

Harlow Museum & Walled Gardens are open from 9.30am to 3.30pm (last entry 3.00pm) every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Car and cycle parking is available and dogs on leads are very welcome in the gardens.

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