Harlow Museum offers a wide range of bespoke and collaborative learning opportunities for all ages. Our education officer will liaise with you to tailor a one-off session or ongoing project with your class or group.

Pupils showing their shield designs after learning about Romans in Harlow

Primary and secondary schools

In-museum visits

Visit the museum and explore a variety of different curriculum-based sessions. We are always developing our offer, current sessions available for groups include Romans, Transport, History of Harlow, Harlow New Town and more.

Workshops at your school

A member of our team visits your school with engaging talks, exciting activities and real museum artefacts to inspire learning. Workshops can be tailored to your school’s curriculum, current topics include History of Harlow, Harlow New Town, Toys and Hobbies and more.

Loan boxes

Borrow a box of amazing artefacts to enhance your pupils’ classroom experience. Each loan box contains real and replica artefacts, teacher notes and suggested activities for pupils to enjoy. Boxes can be borrowed and cost £18 for six weeks.

Extended and specialist projects

We are happy to assist students with research for specialist projects, including Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) and History projects and assignments.

What to Expect from your Museum Visit Risk Assessment for use by Schools Make a Day of it – Activities based in the Walled Gardens
Speech Bubble with text ‘How was your school visit?’

Teacher Feedback

“Thank you and your staff for creating an amazing set of workshops. The children were extremely engaged and fed back that they absolutely loved Harlow Museum. Many now want to visit in their spare time and look around. The workshops were well organised and the subject knowledge of the presenters was excellent. Thank you so much” – Pear Tree Mead.


‘Thank you so much for the trip. We were all so blown away by the high standard of the workshop and the knowledge of all the presenters. The children have not stopped speaking about how much they enjoyed it but also how much they learnt!’


‘Myself and the students had an amazing day at the museum and it truly helped to develop their contextual knowledge of Harlow. Thanks for hosting an amazing day!’ – Sir Frederick Gibberd College

Princeton University PHD student researching our Saiman Ware

Universities and colleges

Museum visits

Student groups are welcome visit the museum and explore our fantastic collection. We can offer pre-arranged talks and tours on a variety of specialist areas.

Research and specialist projects

We are happy to assist students with specialist research projects and thesis research. The study centre provides archive materials, newspaper records, maps, drawings, oral histories, local photographs and parish records and is available via appointment.

To find out more and discuss the above, please get in touch: [email protected]

Children taking part in our Draw On The Floor activity


Families are warmly welcomed to the museum all year round. Explorer kits are free to borrow and encourage children to explore more closely using a magnifying glass and pair of binoculars. Pick up a free trail and learn all about the amazing history of Harlow. Keep up to date with upcoming events and activities on our What’s On page.

Bespoke Cycle Talk given by Melvyn Seymour


Museum tours

Community groups are welcome to visit the museum and view our collections, artefacts and receive specialist talks/tours. Visits can be tailored to your group’s interests.

In the community

For groups unable to visit the museum, we provide an outreach service which takes ideas and objects related to the collection into the community. Our expert facilitators can travel to your venue and give interactive talks about the museum.

To find out more and discuss the above, please get in touch: [email protected]

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Scouting and Guiding

Scouting and Guiding Badges

Our museum collections are ideal for completing a variety of badges. See below for downloadable and printable workbooks.


Cubs Local Knowledge Activity Badge – Harlow