Epping Forest District Museum

Waltham Abbey
Free to all

Housed in a Grade II* listed Tudor building in Waltham Abbey, Epping Forest District Museum focuses on local history.

While not as widely known as some larger museums, the Epping Forest District Museum, with its diverse collections, engaging exhibits, and interactive activities, provides a captivating exploration of the district's fascinating past.

Local history

The museum boasts a diverse collection that sheds light on the area's past. Highlights include the Waltham Abbey Bible, a significant historical artefact and for a touch of the prehistoric, the museum even houses a woolly mammoth tusk.

Multiple galleries

Seven thoughtfully curated galleries ensure there's something for everyone. Explore the Core Gallery, a fascinating cabinet of curiosities brimming with intriguing objects. Thematic exhibits delve into various aspects of local history, while special exhibitions keep things fresh with new perspectives.

Behind the Scenes

One unique aspect of the Epping Forest District Museum is its commitment to transparency. The museum features on-site collections storage, allowing visitors a peek behind the scenes at how artefacts are cared for and preserved.

A museum for all ages

There galleries are filled with informative and interactive displays and the museum also offers a variety of activities and events, making it a fun and engaging place for families and individuals alike. There's even a gift shop where you can pick up a memento of your visit.

Visitor information


Epping Forest District Museum

39-41 Sun Street, Waltham Abbey, Essex, EN9 1EL
01992 716882

Free to all

Opening times

Mon – Wed & Fri, 10am – 4pm, Sat until 5pm Closed Good Friday and from Christmas Day to New Year’s Day (inclusive)

Visitor information

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