The Museum is located in the former Mark Hall stables, linked with the Mark Hall Manor House – visited on three occasions by Queen Elizabeth 1 and her retinue.
It is surrounded by the beautiful Walled Gardens which were originally the kitchen gardens for the great house and the famous families which lived there.
Our four main Galleries tell the story of Harlow over four periods: from recent times and the story of how modern Harlow was designed and built, through the Victorians, Stuart and Tudor times, reaching back through the middle ages to the remarkable Roman finds in the local area/
We also have regularly changing temporary exhibitions in Gallery 5 and we have a great programme of talks and lectures for history enthusiasts.
Museum, Archive, Garden, parklands or rural site
Tues - Sat 10.00 - 1630
Closed: Sun Mon
Admission by donation
The Museum is fully accessible with access to all galleries, gardens and toilets via ramps. Free car parking is available at the rear of the Museum. Nappy changing facilities on site.
Local archaeology and social history collections refelcting life in the Harlow area. Local History Library and archive containing documents, maps, plans and photographs relating to life both before and after the construction of Harlow New Town. Collection of historic bicycles.
Archaeology, Archives, Coins and Medals, Costume and Textiles, Land Transport, Social History