Epping Forest District Museum

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The Museum, which opened in 1981, is located in a Grade 2 listed Tudor town house in the historic market town of Waltham Abbey. The Service provides a range of exhibitions for the public. Three gallery areas are given over to semi -permanent exhibitions, while the two upper floor galleries are given over to a programme of changing temporary exhibitions, which are mainly created in house and are organised to appeal to a variety of audiences. There is also a small Museum garden.

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Opening hours

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 10am - 4pm
Saturday: 10am - 5pm
Thursday and Sunday: Closed

Admission charges

Entry to the museum is FREE!
Individual events and activities may charge, please check the website for more information or call the museum

Additional info

For enquiries about the collection, information on donations, or booking events please contact the museum on 01992 716882

Archaeology, Social History, Fine and Decorative Arts, Photographs, Historic Local Newspapers Ethnography, Costume and Textiles.

Collection details

Agriculture, Archaeology, Architecture, Archives, Coins and Medals, Costume and Textiles, Decorative and Applied Art, Fine Art, Industry, Land Transport, Law and Order, Personalities, Photography, Religion, Science and Technology, Social History, Sport, Toys and Hobbies, Trade and Commerce, Weapons and War, World Cultures

Key artists and exhibits

  • The garden Epping , Lucien Pissarro; Walter Spradbery; John Strevens; Octavius Deacon; Cottis; Buxton; Haydn Mackey; The Waltham Abbey (Town Mead) Hoard; the Nazeing Hoard; Little London: Waltham Abbey archive; Waltham Abbey Bible; Tudor decorative panelling.
Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
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Jive the night away

  • 17 May 2018 6-9pm

Jive the night away with our DJ playing sounds from the 40s and 50s with a chance to look around the Beauty and the Beach Exhibition.

Resources listed here may include websites, bookable tours and workshops, books, loan boxes and more. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all.

Toddlers Tuesdays


Learn a nursery rhyme, and make a craft so you and your toddler can enjoy the rhyme back at home. Sessions take place on the last Tuesday of the month from 10.00-10.45 or 11.00-11.45.

How to obtain

Sessions are free but must be booked in advance as places are limited.

Epping Forest District Museum
39 - 41 Sun Street
Waltham Abbey


Museum website


District council website


Countywide collections data base





01992 716882


01992 700427

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.