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….

A Victorian Christmas

Join us on Saturdays up to Christmas

for more details click Christmas

New to Science Alive – Club Code

Club Code is a new venture, set up by STEM charity Science Alive. It’s aim is to teach children coding, whilst keeping it fun and engaging.

We offer Scratch and Labo courses for the novice coders, and AIM for the more advanced coders.

All of our courses run on a Saturday and are only £10 per week.

To book your child a place on one of our Club Code courses contact us for more information.

The Florence of Essex Exhibition

The Florence of Essex exhibition is on now at Harlow Museum & Walled Gardens, using photograph’s from our archives.

Attached is the press release by Nicholas Smith, researcher and curator of the exhibition; The Florence of Essex is the fruition of the research that Nicholas has completed over the last year into Harlow’s Sculptures.

Please share this with anyone who appreciates the sculptures in Harlow as much as us.

Florence of Essex Press Release

Experimental Printmaking Course

( 2018-2019 Terms )

How about learning experimental printmaking?

There are courses taking place over the 2018-2019 terms at the Harlow Museum so have a look at the poster for full details.

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.

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 is on in the coming months

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.

Science Alive Club for Kids

It’s always a good time to visit the Time Machine and Harlow Museum & Gardens especially in the holidays, so give us a call for details…

Enjoy our regular Family activities at Harlow Museum and Science Alive Gallery – 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 Science Gallery 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 Harlow is 70 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!