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Saffron Walden Museum

Art Gallery

Museum Street
CB10 1JL

Tel: 01799 510333

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Saffron Walden Museum

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.

The 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 this 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!

Picnic 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. For opening times, please see http://saffronwaldenmuseum.org/

Opening Times

10am - 5pm (1 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018)

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