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….

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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

Our 6-montHarlow70h programme of talks, exhibitions & other events with the theme of Migration and Identity is coming to a close. 

The programme has explored how the experience of  journeys and settlements, conflict and war, invaders and traders and how these help shape our own personal history. From Romans to French Normans to London EastEnders and beyond, the amazing human spirit in all its forms makes this a fascinating world to be part of.

Harlow is 70 years old this year!


Gibberds’s Gift, opening in March  will be the first 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

Our new Time Detectives programme at Harlow Museum is now up and running. Download a PDF copy by clicking here

Don’t forget to visit our Museum Bookshop – buy a copy of our limited edition John Collins’ biography, for £5. If you have a little time on your hands, enjoy a quiet cuppa and a delicious slice of cake at our Corner Cafe!

The Time Machine Gallery at Harlow Leisurezone

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Every Monday: Messy Play workshops for Under 5s; 

Every Third Saturday: Raspberry Pi Club and SACK (Science Alive Club for Kids) – ask for details

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Join the Science Alive supporters group The Learning Collective. Membership is free! You’ll be part of a membership organisation and mailing list which keeps you in touch with our work at the Time Machine and Harlow Museum – and you can be proud that you are one of a growing number supporting learning in the community!

Email us on tlc@science-alive.co.uk, call in or phone to join up – visit our TLC page for more details.


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