The Time Machine

The Time machine

Time Machine Gallery The Leisurezone, Second Avenue, CM20 3DT Tel 01279 413412

The Time Machine: A day to remember

Visit our amazing hands-on gallery for Science and Technology with over 50 amazing exhibits to play with and enjoy. We also have great exhibitions with links to history and inventions which change every few months.

Visitor info: Opening hours

Saturday : 1000-1600: OPEN TO Private booking only for Summer Term

Monday – Friday: Open for school bookings ONLY during term time.

Sunday: CLOSED

Admissions: Adult: £2 Child (4-16 yrs): £3.50 Family ticket: £8* Concessions £1 off** * Family/group ticket – valid for any 4 people, including at least one adult over 18 years of age.  ** Concessions available for anyone on benefits; full time students

You’ll find us at the amazing Leisurezone with lots for families to do all day long – swimming pool, tennis courts, squash, gymnasium and much more besides!

We can offer free Parking right outside; our next door neighbour is Churchill’s – a great family cafe with a wide choice of drinks and snacks to enjoy.

Inside our gallery, we have a great little souvenir shop where you can take home a bit of real Science to try out later on.

And… we have really friendly staff who will look after you and make sure you have a great time!

By Car: (free parking)

From M11 (J7) and M25 (J27, six miles South), take A414 towards Harlow.

  1. Turn left onto A1025 – Second Avenue.
  2. The Leisurezone sports complex is located on your right after the second roundabout.

From A10, take A414 towards Harlow.

  1. From the A414 River Stort bridge crossing you arrive at the Station roundabout.
  2. Take 3rd exit and cross two more roundabouts to A1019 – Velizy Avenue.
  3. Pass Harlow College on your left, take 1st exit at next roundabout onto Second Avenue.
  4. You will see The Leisurezone on your left.

Please note: As the Leisurezone has a new postcode it may not yet be recognised on all satellite navigation systems. The nearest building is Harlow College which has the postcode CM20 3LH.

By Bus: For local bus timetable information call 0871 200 22 33 or see

By Train: Harlow Station (Liverpool Street 40 minutes) is 1 mile to the North. For timetables, please visit National Rail website:

Cycling:  For Harlow Cycle routes, please download the Harlow Cycle Route Map from Harlow Council’s website here:  Cycle racks are available in the Leisurezone car park.

A Walk Through Time

This enticing exhibition consists of a curious collection from Harlow Museum, bringing back a mixture of memories of the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s. Real nostalgia from the 20th Century – all those years ago!  You might even spot your Uncle John in the dance competition…

Lots to do: big smells & bad bangs (or the other way round?)

We have regular workshops and show with bangs, explosions and seriously smelly effects.

See What’s On for further details or give us a call as the programme is changing all the time.

We hope to see you soon!!