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Saffron Walden Museum

Saffron Walden Museum


Museum Street,
Saffron Walden,
CB10 1JL


We are an award-winning, family friendly Museum which brings together a rich sense of local and world history under one roof. One of the oldest Museums in Britain, the collection holds something for all the family, from stone axes to Samurai armour, Saxon riches to shields, spears and swords. Take the opportunity to come face-to-face with Wallace the Lion from the famous poem 'The Lion and Albert', see a glove given away by Mary Queen of Scots on the eve of her execution, and meet an Ancient Egyptian Mummy. We also have a programme of temporary exhibitions and themed family events and activities that run throughout the year. Under 18s FREE!

Situated in green fields and sat proudly alongside the ruins of a Norman Castle, the Museum is just a stone's throw away from the centre of the medieval market town, where you can shop, eat, relax and explore!

Facebook: Facebook.com/SaffronWaldenMuseum

Twitter: @SW_Museum

Baby changing facilitiesDisabled accessDisabled 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.


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

Also at this Venue

Events at this Venue

date event
Sat 28 Jan - Sun 30 Jul Exhibition - "Completing the look"
Mon 3 - Sun 16 Apr Easter Treasure Trail
Wed 5 Apr Family Holiday Activities
Wed 12 Apr Family Holiday Activities
Fri 19 May Museums at Night
Wed 31 May - Thu 1 Jun Family Holiday Activities


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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.


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • 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