Epping Forest District Museum

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39 - 41 Sun Street
Waltham Abbey

The Museum, which opened in 1981, is located in a Grade 2 listed Tudor town house in the historic market town of Waltham Abbey. The Service provides a range of exhibitions for the public. Three gallery areas are given over to semi -permanent exhibitions, while the two upper floor galleries are given over to a programme of changing temporary exhibitions, which are mainly created in house and are organised to appeal to a variety of audiences. There is also a small Museum garden.

Further information

Opening Hours:

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 10am - 4pm Saturday: 10am - 5pm Thursday and Sunday: Closed


Entry to the museum is FREE! Individual events and activities may charge, please check the website for more information or call the museum

Upcoming events:

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Facilities and services


  • Toilets
  • Baby changing facilities
  • Education facilities available
  • Library with public access
  • Object study facilities available (enquire in advance)
  • Research facilities for academics
  • Shop
  • Study facilities
  • Toilets for disabled
  • Wheelchair access to all public areas
  • Conference facilities available
  • Facilities for private functions and events
  • Meeting room available
  • Buggy parking facilities

Facilities information:

For enquiries about the collection, information on donations, or booking events please contact the museum on 01992 716882


  • Academic publications and resources available
  • Activities for pre-school children
  • Adult lectures and courses held
  • Brochure or leaflet available with directions to museum
  • Direct teaching services for schools
  • Events and resources for children and families
  • Loan service
  • Member of staff available with responsibility for education
  • Object identification and/or written enquiry service
  • Pre-booking service for groups
  • Primary school education service available
  • Public access available to collections information
  • Secondary school education service available
  • Teaching/resources available for HE/FE students
  • Touch exhibits

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