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Saffron Walden Museum

Museum Street, Saffron Walden CB10 1JL, England
+44 1799 510333
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Compact Museum, Interesting Display atm of Agricultural Practise and Equipment

We spent an interesting hour at the Museum, which currently has a special exhibition of agriculture... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
AndyMcGonegal
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Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
Saffron Walden museum

This is a very fashionable, peaceful and interesting museum to look at for a point of interest but... read more

Reviewed 4 January 2018
Tommiddle
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Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
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Discover a world of hidden treasures in one of the country’s oldest 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, world cultures and even an Ancient Egyptian Mummy. 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.
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Hours Today: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Museum Street, Saffron Walden CB10 1JL, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent an interesting hour at the Museum, which currently has a special exhibition of agriculture and farming practice and equipment from the area. It's always good to pop in here to sample some of the contents. Also entrance costs are keenly priced to encourage...More

Thank AndyMcGonegal
Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

This is a very fashionable, peaceful and interesting museum to look at for a point of interest but that it’s fairly small looking around here doesn’t last that long. But apart from that it’s beautifully historical as well with the props and older things you...More

Thank Tommiddle
Reviewed 3 January 2018

The Saffron Walden Museum definitely covers a wide range of history, ranging from the expected local history and exhibits all the way to ancient Egypy, Ice Age Britain and pretty much a smattering of everything else you can imagine, and they do it all very...More

Thank ak_f800st
Reviewed 3 December 2017

Being new to the area we thought it would be nice to visit the local museum. The entrance fee was really reasonable and the local information on display was really comprehensive and interesting. There are also more generic displays such as fossils and a mummy...More

Thank SmithyMJ
SaffronWaldenMuseum, Guest Relations Manager at Saffron Walden Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 December 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write a review MJ Smithy I am glad that you enjoyed your visit to the Museum; we have a rolling programme of special exhibitions and hope that you will come again. May I take this opportunity to welcome...More

Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

We went here with an OAP, two adults, a 13 year old, a 9 year old a 7 year old and a 3 year old. It had lots of interesting facts and things to look at and do. There were various trails, a tiny shop,...More

Thank PrincessBellexx
Reviewed 15 October 2017

I love this museum. So easy to get to, friendly staff and love reading about the history of the one, the locals finds and although fairly small, it's a great explore. Max 1 hour needed inside but on a good day, the grounds a lovely...More

Thank Mistymooboo
Reviewed 3 September 2017

Really impressed with this museum - it was twice as big as I'd imagined. History of the town as you'd expect but also many different displays such as costumers through the ages, old toys, old furniture and china. It was much more than we'd imagined...More

Thank IanJulie2013
Reviewed 2 September 2017

Saffron Walden Museum has something of interest for all ages.... Regular visitors, my 8 year old daughter loves the discovery centre (especially as it is so interactive.) We take her to 'bring homework to life' and she also enjoys the school holiday activities that the...More

Thank CA
SaffronWaldenMuseum, Guest Relations Manager at Saffron Walden Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2017

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience CA. We are delighted to hear that you and your family are regular visitors and am sure that you will be pleased to know that we have recently appointed a new Learning Officer, who is...More

Reviewed 16 August 2017

Good, small museum, good trail for children, surprised to see USA spellings, 'gray' wolf and 'meters' but still good. James 'the Stone Age man' was very good and informative while knapping flints. Worth a visit anytime. It is possible to park but limited.

Thank nicholaswalks
Reviewed 20 July 2017

This purpose built museum has some amazing local history materlal which is laid out in such a way to hold your attention. My wife was intrigued with the fashion accessories display

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john_bucks481
9 July 2017|
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Response from SaffronWaldenMuseum | Property representative |
Dear John, Thank you for your question. We are delighted to say that, yes we do still have the Dutch Cheese Press, it is on display in our local history gallery. It was bought by the museum in 1885 from a sale of old oak... More
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Richard B
31 August 2016|
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Dear Richard, To add to the answer that Amy G has already kindly provided. All dogs are allowed in the grounds and we have a water bowl at the front door for them. Service dogs are welcome, but please do not bring pets... More
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15 April 2016|
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March - October Tuesdays to Saturdays 10am to 5pm Sundays and Bank Holidays 2 to 5pm November - February Tuesdays to Saturdays 10am to 4.30pm Sundays and Bank Holidays 2 to 4.30pm
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