39-41 Sun Street
The museum was awarded a Visit Britain ‘We’re Good to Go’ safety certificate, which shows that a business adheres to the Government and public health guidance.
We have reduced the capacity of the museum to 12 people. This will allow everyone to enjoy their visit without concerns about overcrowding. We have also included signage throughout the museum to guide you around the building and ensure social distancing can be adhered to throughout. Entry will be by the front door and there is queueing system in place if needed.
To ensure the safety and comfort of visitors and staff there will be a hand sanitiser station at the entrance and extra cleaning routines in place.
People will be encouraged to maintain social distancing and, in line with government guidance, visitors are encouraged to wear face coverings if possible.
An extra cleaning regime is now in place and this is carried out throughout the day. This includes extra cleaning of door handles and rails.
Museum staff will also be asking visitors to leave their contact details to help with Test, Track and Trace.
We have reduced the museum opening hours to allow for additional cleaning time.
Opening hours are 10.30am to 3.30pm Monday – Wednesday and Friday, Thursday closed and Saturday 10.30am to 3.30pm.
We have temporarily removed or turned off the museum interactives to help keep everyone safe. Our explore kits will still be available from reception and will be sanitised between each user.
Admission is free. Donations are gratefully received. Some activities and events have a separate charge
Our shop has a great selection of local history books, gifts, cards and souvenirs on offer for all ages and pockets.
There is a delightful garden which is a beautiful open space featuring a mosaic commemorating our National Lottery Heritage Fund redevelopment in 2016.
The museum is fully wheelchair accessible with step free access. Baby changing facilities are located beside the ground floor toilets.
Epping Forest District Museum is committed to providing access to all. Where it is not possible to make a visit, please call the museum on 01992 716882 to find out more about available digital and outreach resources.
The museum welcomes assistance dogs and water can be provided if required.
From Crooked Mile Roundabout (from Harlow/Epping):
From the M25:
Parking is available in our pay and display car parks in the town centre just a short walk to us, at:
Parking is also available at the Abbey Gardens car park, which is approximately a 10-minute walk from the museum.
For timetables check the links below: