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Donating an object

Harlow Museum & Walled Gardens welcome the donation of objects or artefacts to be included within the museum’s growing collections. In order to accept an item it must meet the museum’s donations policy:

  • The object must be intrinsically related to Harlow i.e. it was produced in Harlow, used exclusively in Harlow, directly associated with Harlow or of interest to the public in Harlow.
  • Or the object is a similar item that was used in Harlow and therefore can be used to illustrate aspects of Harlow life.

Considerations will also be made on the objects historic period, site of discovery, location, manufacture and whether a number of similar artefacts are already included in the museums collection.

The decision on whether or not to accept a donation is primarily based on the objects ability to increase the understanding of Harlow’s history. Harlow Museum & Walled Gardens staff will make the final decision on whether or not an object can be accepted.

To find out more or discuss the donation of an artefact please call us on 01279 446 222 or email us at [email protected]


Harlow Museum & Walled Gardens are delighted to offer a range of volunteering opportunities for anyone aged 17+, providing chances to learn, meet new people and have fun. Our volunteers contribute their time, share enthusiasm and develop skills in an inspiring and supportive environment. We offer full training, provide support, supervision and learning materials to make the most of volunteering with us. We are proud to welcome our volunteers into a warm, friendly and passionate team.
We are always looking for enthusiastic people to support our varying roles. As a volunteer you may greet visitors, help install exhibitions, conduct data collection and input, maintain general housekeeping or tend to our beautiful gardens.

Desired characteristics

Enthusiasm for local social history, heritage and ideally with some experience of working with the public.

How to apply

If you are interested in joining or would like more information, email [email protected] or call us on 01279 446 222.

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“I have been volunteering at the museum for about four years. Every day is different with visitors from Harlow and all over Britain and of all ages. Many people have their own story to tell about living in the town and their memories of past events.

There is a brilliant team of staff who have knowledge of the town and the artefacts we hold. I have discovered so much about the place I was brought up in and now live in. Special mention to the gardening team who work so hard to maintain the beautiful gardens.”

Mandy Bray
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All salary based job vacancies for Harlow Museum & Walled Gardens will be advertised on the Harlow Council website at the following link:

Any questions?

If you have questions about any of the ways you can get involved with the museum, our team are here to help.

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