What’s On

We have a range of exhibitions, drop-in activities and exciting events that take place in the museum and gardens. This year is the 75th Anniversary of Harlow New Town and we will be hosting a series of anniversary themed events, more information on this coming soon.


Throughout the year we offer a variety of activities, talks and events at the museum or in the Walled Gardens, see below for what’s happening now.

Illustration of Female Archaeologist Digging

31st May
Arts Archaeology – Discover in a Day

Led by Matipo, participants will discover the work of an artist, take part in two creative activities, identify art forms in the museum and gardens and share what they have learned and made. Parents will be required to stay with their children.

From 10am – 2pm with half an hour lunch break.

For age group: 5 – 11.

This will be a bookable event and will be free. There is an optional £4 charge for a Discover Arts Award certificate issued by Trinity College London.

Book your place here

4th June
Queen’s Jubilee

We will be celebrating the Queen’s Jubilee year with a trail. 10 crowns are hidden in the garden can you find them all to create a word?

From 10am – 3pm, free, drop-in event.

For all ages.


We have a temporary exhibition space that is regularly changing with seasonal displays, work made at our events, or to show large collections donated to us.

Currently on Display

Black and White Photograph of the History of the Home Exhibition at Harlow Museum
Interior of Harlow home

February – June 2022
History of the Home

The temporary exhibition space is currently displaying the first of a two-part exhibition on the History of the Home. The focus of this first instalment is on cleaning, displaying laundry items, irons, and carpet cleaning equipment from the museum collection, and telling a brief history of each.

Coming Soon

Notice Board of Events for the 75 Years of Music Exhibition at Harlow Museum

July 2022
75 Years of Music

Our upcoming exhibition will mark 75 years of music in Harlow, this will include community initiatives from the beginning of the New Town through popular music venues, such as The Square, and celebrate Harlow’s many outdoor concerts.

Past Exhibitions

Explore past exhibitions from the museum.

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