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Saffron Walden Museum

Saffron Walden Museum

Address

Museum Street,
Saffron Walden,
Essex,
CB10 1JL

Details

Discover a world of hidden treasures in one of the country’s oldest local purpose-built museums. This award-winning museum explores the archaeology, natural history and social history of north-west Essex and the wider world.

Our collections include: Ancient Egypt, Archaeology, Ceramics and Glass, Costume and Textiles, Geology, Furniture and Woodwork, Local and Social History, Natural History and World Cultures. From stone axes to Samurai armour, Saxon riches to shields, spears and swords. You will also find toys, decorative arts, an Ancient Egyptian Mummy and a glove given away by Mary Queen of Scots on the eve of her execution.

At our family-friendly museum children can excavate in the archaeological sandpit, meet Wallace the Lion or explore the natural history discovery centre. With a rolling programme of special exhibitions, activities and events throughout the year, there’s always something new to see and do!

Pic nic in our grounds next to the ruins of the 12th century Walden Castle or, walk to the centre of the medieval market town where you can shop, eat, relax and explore.

There is a small car park and access for disabled visitors.

Baby changing facilitiesDisabled toiletsFacilities for educational visitsPicnic sitePublic toiletsAccepts groups

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Smoking not allowed

Opening details

March - October, Tuesday to Saturday 10am - 5pm; Sundays & Bank Holidays (including Bank Holiday Mondays) 2 - 5pm. November - February, Tuesday to Saturday 10am - 4.30pm; Sundays & Bank Holidays (including Bank Holiday Mondays) 2 - 4.30pm. Closed on Mondays, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

Prices

Adult single visit £2.50,
Concession (over 65 or student) single visit £1.25,
Children (under18 yrs) Free

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Directions

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Map reference: TL 538386  Lat: 52.02476 Long: 0.24024

By Road:
From the M11 : Exit at Bishop's Stortford from South, follow B1383/B1052 to Saffron Walden. From north there is no exit at Stumps Cross (jct 9). Leave M11 at jct 10.

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed