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….

Be Prepared ….. For Scouting and Guides

Science Alive a pleased to support Scouts and Guides in helping them to achieve their awards. 

We have facilities and activities that target what you need to do for your badges.

For more details download our Programme brochure.



£1 Entry to Museum and Science Alive


During May and June we are offering a special deal of a £1 ticket valid on Saturdays of the date of issue, which allows entry to both the Museum and Walled Gardens as well as Science Alive.

See our Blog page for more details.





Hire a Planetarium

Ever thought about reaching for the stars ? Well now you can by hiring our Portable Planetarium. We have two different sizes to hire out so click on Planetarium Days to find out more details and launch your imagination into space.

How 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 posts.

Look here to see what will be detected in May and June 2018

Be a Detective this May Half-Term, see the details and then book early to confirm a place.

Calling All Budding SCIENTISTS

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 posts here.

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

Science Alive are delighted to be involved with Harlow’s 2018 Festival in which we are hosting a number of events.









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!