What’s Here

The view from a couple archways in the Harlow Walled Gardens
Step into the Walled Gardens

The Walled Gardens

Explore the Unusual Fruit Garden, the 17th Century Garden and Peace Garden set across two acres of lush green space with beautiful landscaping with sculptures and outdoor seating.

Over the shoulder look at a man looking at an archived book.
Take a look into our newspaper archives

Library and Research

Study our archives, which range from newspaper records, 1950 to 2010s, to maps, drawings, oral histories, local photographs and parish records.

Grey Scale Photograph of a Young Girl with a Statue of a Donkey
Young New Town resident standing with Donkey by Willi Soukop

New Town

Find out about Harlow’s development post WWII, including the growth of the town’s community, local industry, shopping, green spaces and sculptures.

An old photograph of a man handling a penny farthing bicycle
John Collins tending to a Penny Farthing

Cycles

Discover the John Collins Cycle collection, over 40 cycles on display ranging from one of the first bicycles made in England, Penny Farthings to the rare racing Quintette.

Photograph of the Harlow Parish Magazine from 1939 at the Harlow Museum
Harlow Parish Magazine, 1939

Parish Gallery

Explore the five parishes which originally made up the land where Harlow Town now stands, including Potter Street, Latton, Netteswell, Little and Great Parndon.

An Ammonite Fossil at the Harlow Museum
Ammonite

Fossils and Rocks

See the earliest traces of the story of Harlow with fossils showing its Prehistoric and Neolithic history.

Part of an Aged Roman Sculpture at Harlow Museum
Minerva’s head

Romans

See the treasures excavated from the Roman Temple site in Stangrove Hill, learn about Romans in Harlow and find out how they lived.

A drawing from the 'Mover and Shapers' collection in the Harlow Museum
Illustration of Lady Gibberd by Laura Bracey Curry

Movers and Shapers the Harlow Makers

Learn about influential people who lived and worked in Harlow and contributed to arts, science, sport and technological advances which have made an impact locally and globally.

What’s On

We also have a range of events that take place throughout the year.

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Get Involved

Harlow Museum & Walled Gardens offers a wide variety of ways to get involved. Whether you are looking to donate an artefact to the museum’s collection or perhaps take up one of our volunteering opportunities, more information on how to get involved can be found here.

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