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, sculptures and outdoor seating.

A photograph of a set of books on a library shelf about the creation of New Town in Harlow. The books vary in size and colour.
Library Reference books about New Towns

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.

Young girl looking at 46″ Penny Farthing


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.

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Explore the five parishes which originally made up the land where Harlow Town now stands, including Potter Street, Latton, Netteswell, Little and Great Parndon.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

Fossils and Rocks

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

Limestone Head of Minerva


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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