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After a £2 million extension and complete redisplay (made possible by a major Heritage Lottery Fund grant), Epping Forest District Museum is now open. The newly redeveloped museum features seven galleries all with exciting new displays, step free access throughout the building and on-site collections storage allowing visitors to see behind the scenes for the first time.

The museum's rich and diverse collections are now at the heart of the site with a new gallery, 'The Core Gallery.' This gallery reveals the fascinating story of the museum's collection in a cabinet of curiosities, filled with objects. Within this area are views through into the new collections storage space giving visitors the opportunity to peer behind the scenes into the art and costume stores and see people at work caring for the collection.

Step back in time and experience the museum's fascinating collections from the medieval bible to a stunning Tudor panelled room, from the mammoth tusk to a World War II gas mask.

Along with the new display areas there will be a programme of events and activities for groups, including tours, behind the scenes visits, temporary exhibitions and talks.

To find out more contact the museum:

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Twitter - @efdmuseum

Wheelchair access throughout.



  • Disabled toilets
  • Wheelchairs available


  • Picnic site


  • Baby changing facilities


  • Education/study area
  • Facilities for educational visits

Meeting, Conference & Wedding Facilities

  • Facilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitality

Property Facilities

  • Gift shop
  • Public toilets

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups
  • Coach parties accepted

Map & Directions

Road Directions

Directions to Epping Forest District Museum39-41 Sun Street, Waltham Abbey, Essex EN9 1EL01992 716882From 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 ParkThe nearest railway station is Waltham Cross, which is 1 mile away.

Epping Forest District Museum Group Visits

Type:Group Travel Visits

Epping Forest District Museum, 39-41 Sun Street, Waltham Abbey, Essex, EN9 1EL
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Opening Times

* Party bookings by appointment

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