Saffron Walden Museum
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.
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
18 and under, free of charge
Annual season tickets allowing unlimited entry for one year cost £5 (full price) or £2.50 (discounts).
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.
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