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Saffron Walden Museum

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Address: Museum Street, Saffron Walden CB10 1JL, England
Phone Number: 01799 510333

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This is a lovely little museum that contains something for everyone - from Victorian dresses and furniture to geology and fossils, local history and Egyptian artefacts. I now... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 2, 2015
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
11 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

This is a lovely little museum that contains something for everyone - from Victorian dresses and furniture to geology and fossils, local history and Egyptian artefacts. I now know a lot more about the famous saffron from which this town gets its name! It's worth coming back to regularly as there's a large temporary exhibition room and they get curiosities... More 

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Leyland, United Kingdom
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133 reviews 133 reviews
27 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Well laid out local interest museum covering so many areas of interest, geology, military, old crafts, fashion, paintings, oriental objects, railway memorabilia and local history. Set in attractive gardens

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Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Plenty of curiosities and a huge range of items providing interest for small children and adults alike. Worth several visits. Nominal entrance fee for adults and free entry for children. Just a small stall of items for sale rather than the usual shop at the exit which was a welcome change.

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Wimbish, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Punches well above its it weight for a little rural market town museum. Lots and lots to do and see from lands near and far. My eight year old loves it, as do I.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
20 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 via mobile

It is only a small museum as museums go, but has a wide, and diverse range of items to see. Well laid out.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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223 reviews 223 reviews
211 attraction reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Located next to the old Castle -Museum Street Small FREE carpark The museum has a variety of objects, some related to Saffron Walden and the County of Essex, some from distant places. But I feel most people would find something to interest them. The Castle ruin is 20 feet away , seen in 2 minutes. The museum is worth a... More 

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Great Dunmow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

A nice museum not anywhere near the sort of thing you'd see in London etc but worth a visit We spent the day in this charming little ton and the museum was one of the things we did on the day. Would recommend

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London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

The museum isn't vast, and it can be walked round in an hour. However if you spend time in each section there is much more than meets the eye. The collection is a real tour of the world, but the geology and Egyptian sections are my favourites. There are exhibitions which keep the content fresh. Look for the Anglo Saxon... More 

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Bathgate, United Kingdom
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232 reviews 232 reviews
77 attraction reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Finally managed to visit this small but amazing museum situated beside the ruined castle in the town. Very interesting with great friendly and helpful staff. Would definitely recommend a visit if you are in the area.

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Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

This museum go the extra mile to make your visit memorable. The activities they put on for children are brilliant and always a big hit with my children. Staff are friendly and helpful. Very child friendly.

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