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Epping Forest District Museum

Epping Forest District Museum


39-41 Sun Street,
Waltham Abbey,


The museum will now be closed until 2015 for a major development project, 'The Museum at the Core'. The museum secured a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund for the scheme which will include the extension of the museum making both the building and the collections more accessible to all.

The project brings together the majority of the museum's collections on one site together with the creation of a community / education room, a new temporary exhibition gallery and an 'Explore' gallery providing access to the reserve collections. The additional space above the library will create a wonderful cultural centre for local people and visitors in the heart of Waltham Abbey.

Developed jointly by the museum team with design company Outside Studios and architects Hawkins / Brown, the project will see the existing museum buildings remodelled, the installation of a lift to provide step free access throughout the entire building and improved visitor facilities. The oldest part of the museum, a historic Grade II* listed Tudor timber framed house dating to 1520, will be interpreted and displayed as a significant historical structure in its own right. The existing permanent exhibition galleries will be redisplayed, with a new selection of themes and objects.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedDisabled accessDisabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for educational visitsGift shopPicnic sitePublic toiletsWheelchairs availableAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Children welcomeDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Guided tours for groupsSmoking not allowedFacilities for visually impaired

Wheelchair access throughout.

Opening details

Party bookings by appointment



Plan route to Epping Forest District Museum using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: TL 383005  Lat: 51.68663 Long: -0.00022

Directions to Epping Forest District Museum
39-41 Sun Street, Waltham Abbey, Essex EN9 1EL
01992 716882

From M25
-Leave the M25 at Junction 26
-If you have been travelling clockwise take the first left at the roundabout on the exit slip road up Honey Lane (Marriot Hotel on your right)
-If you have been travelling anti clockwise, take the third exit (back under the M25) at the first roundabout off the exit slip, then take the second exit at the next roundabout (straight on) up Honey Lane (Marriot Hotel on your right)
-At the end of Honey Lane, turn left at the mini roundabout (Green Man Pub opposite) in to Farm Hill Road
-At the lights at the end of Farm Hill Road (BP Garage on your left), turn right
-Make sure to be in the left hand lane as you turn in to Crooked Mile to get in the left filter lane at the next set of lights
-Turn left at the lights (New Inn Pub in front of you) and follow the road round to the left into Quaker Lane
-Take the first right into the entrance to Quaker Lane Car Park


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Guided tours for groupsGuided tours for groups
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed
  • Facilities for visually impairedFacilities for visually impaired

Wheelchair access throughout.