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250th Anniversary, Saffron Walden Baptist Church

New "Your Stories" community showcase display in the museum,…

Object of the Month – May 2024

May’s Object of the Month is a Red Kite, Milvus milvus, from…

Job Vacancy: Museum Support Officer

Museum Support Officer 37 hours per week (Temporary Contract…

There Be Giants – Old Sun Inn & Museum

Saffron Walden Museum is teaming up with local artist Jessica…

Floral reduction lino printing – Adult creative activity

Wed  17 April: 10am– 3.00pm Take inspiration from the world…

Easter Holiday Activities

30 min sessions between 10.10am-12.40pm or between 2.00pm–2.30pm Wed…

Object of the Month – April 2024

The Museum’s ‘Object of the Month’ provides an opportunity…

New Exhibition: Plants: The Struggle for Survival 

Sat 30 March- Sun 7 July 2024 Explore our relationship with…

Back Packs Return

We are delighted to report that after a long exile due to covid…

Visit Saffron Walden Museum

One of Britain’s oldest museums, Saffron Walden Museum has unusually rich and varied collections including natural history, ancient Egypt and Greece, archaeology, local history, ceramics and glass, furniture, woodwork and textiles.

The ethnography collection is of world significance. Open 363 days a year, this award-winning, family-friendly museum stands in an enclosed meadow beside the ruins of the 12th-century Walden Castle.

 

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