Welcome to the website for the Time Machine gallery and for Harlow Museum – both well worth a visit!

Science Alive is an independent charity providing community learning &  cultural services in Harlow.


Current events and news….


Thought About becoming a TIME DETECTIVE ?

Try out your sleuthing skills at Harlow Museum on Fridays for under 5’s and Saturdays for the older Detectives.

Play – Learn – Create

For more details see our Time detective and Mini Time Detective Web pages.



Messy Play for under 5’s is back on Mondays


for those more adventurous older Scientists join the fun of our SACK activities on Saturday.

Play – Learn – Create

For times and more details see out SACK and Messy Play web pages.

SACK Activities are also available this May Half-Term so book early to confirm a place.

Science Alive Club for Kids

Half term is a good time to visit the Time Machine and Harlow Museum: give us a call for details…

Enjoy our regular Family activities at Harlow Museum and the Time Machine – with plenty of  fun and surprise elements! Use the Visitor Info tab for more details of our venues and for our calendar of events or check the What’s On section for more details.

IMPORTANT: Harlow Museum and the Time Machine are both closed on Bank Holidays

Harlow Museum


Harlow is 70 years old this year!

Gibberds’s Gift is our current exhibition at Harlow Museum, as  part of our year-long celebrations of Harlow’s 70th Anniversary as a New Town.

Other events include our year long project with YourHarlow, recording Harlow memories on film for every year since 1947.

For more information you can visit the Harlowis70 page at the Harlow Council website by clicking here

Don’t forget to visit our Museum Bookshop – we have plenty of bargains on offer this summer.

If you have a little time on your hands, enjoy a quiet cuppa and a delicious slice of cake or something from our new ice cream range at our Corner Café!