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Epping Forest District Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Well worth a visit

From outside you have no inkling of what lies inside. This is a fascinating free museum with plenty... read more

Reviewed April 16, 2018
Hinckley, United Kingdom
Great family visit

Our children live this little museum. Great to have the little explorers buckets at the start. We... read more

Reviewed April 10, 2018
Ann C
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“sun street”(2 reviews)
“tudor”(3 reviews)
Epping Forest District Museum is a family friendly museum. Come and explore the fascinating history of the Epping Forest District. Enjoy our displays and hands on activities. Full access to all floors. See our website for details of special...more
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39-41 Sun Street, Waltham Abbey EN9 1EL, England
+44 1992 716882
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Reviewed April 16, 2018

From outside you have no inkling of what lies inside. This is a fascinating free museum with plenty to see inside an a well tended garden outside. The display of swimwear through the ages was very interesting and the film of Clacton in years gone...More

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Reviewed April 10, 2018 via mobile

Our children live this little museum. Great to have the little explorers buckets at the start. We took part in the art exhibit. Great place to visit

Thank Ann C
Reviewed March 14, 2018

Found this museum's exhibits varied and interesting. It is set out over three or so floors but there is a small lift for those that have difficulty climbing stairs. A varied programme of different activities over the next few months for a small fee are...More

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Reviewed December 7, 2017 via mobile

A delightful experience with informative, helpful staff to tell you about local history and much more

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Reviewed August 27, 2017

A really friendly welcome from the pleasant and informative staff who are great ambassadors for this splendid little museum. It is very well designed and exceptionally well curated; all credit to those responsible. One star exhibit is the Abbey House panelling in the 'Treasures' section....More

Thank Joolyah
Reviewed August 26, 2017

Last time we visited, the entrance was through the library next door. Now the museum has its own entrance on the street and it has extended over the top of the library, giving far more space and an airy feel. The Core of the collection...More

Thank ShaunH290
Reviewed August 26, 2017

Pleasant museum at the eastern end of Sun Street in pedestrianised street. Friendly welcome. Displays don't seem to change very often. The special exhibition when we visited wasn't particularly interesting, but overall, well worth a visit

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Reviewed August 15, 2017

This is a lovely little museum, on the main street running through Waltham Abbey. It is well laid out and contains enough information about the history of the area to keep everyone interested. It is free but I gave what I thought was a well...More

Thank KJE61
Reviewed July 15, 2017

The name is a misnomer as the museum is based in Waltham Abbey town focusing on social history whereas Epping Forest District museum would bring up the idea it was a natural history museum. However dispite this there are very interesting exhibits from around Waltham...More

1  Thank SundayLunchen
Reviewed April 24, 2017

Visit here with my family on occassions and always enjoy our visit. Has a lift installed now but perhaps a little walkway ramp would have been a better idea to the toilets instead of steps for people with mobility problems. The staff upon reception are...More

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