Saffron Walden Museum

Saffron Walden Museum
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Discover a world of surprises in one of Britain's oldest museums, founded in 1835.

From local archaeology to cultures of distant lands, from fossils to today's wildlife, from Tudor beds to fine ceramics to Ancient Egypt, Saffron Walden Museum owes the scope and depth of its collections to its long history and many generous benefactors.

This award-winning, "friendly, family-size museum" is set in an enclosed grass meadow, suitable for picnics, with a small car park and access for disabled visitors. It stands beside the ruins of the 12th century Walden Castle.

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Opening hours

March to October:
Mondays to Saturdays - 10am to 5pm
Sundays and Bank holidays - 2 to 5pm

November to February:
Mondays to Saturdays - 10am to 4.30pm
Sundays and Bank holidays - 2 to 4.30pm

Closed: Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

Admission charges

Adults £1.50
Discounts 75p
18 and under, free of charge

Annual season tickets allowing unlimited entry for one year cost £5 (full price) or £2.50 (discounts).

Additional info

Almost all exhibition areas are accessible to wheelchair users. Visitor facilities include dedicated parking, ramps, a lift, stairlifts, sound loops at the entrance desk and in the lecture and teaching spaces. There is a unisex adapted WC, which also has baby-changing facilities.

Collection details

Archaeology, Archives, Weapons and War, Natural Sciences, Costume and Textiles, Decorative and Applied Art, World Cultures, Fine Art, Music, Coins and Medals, Science and Technology, Social History, Land Transport

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Saffron Walden Museum building photograph

Saffron Walden Museum, Museums at Night event

  • 27 October 2017 6-8pm

Come down to the museum in the evening for a unique visit! Explore the exhibits in the dark, and follow our trail around the museum!

Suitable for

  • Any age


Usual admission charges apply:
Adult: £2.50
Concession: £1.25
Under 18's: FREE


Saffron Walden Museum
Museum Street
Saffron Walden
CB10 1JL

logo: Museums at Night




01799 510333


01799 510334

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