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Saffron Walden Museum

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Address: Museum Street, Saffron Walden CB10 1JL, England
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+44 1799 510333
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Discover a world of hidden treasures in one of the country’s oldest...

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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Visit saffron Walden museum is really good £2.50 entrance fee but well worth it. Wheel chair friendly and also has a chair lift and and lift quite a lot to see and very... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom

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Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visit saffron Walden museum is really good £2.50 entrance fee but well worth it. Wheel chair friendly and also has a chair lift and and lift quite a lot to see and very interesting for people of all ages.

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Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2017

This is a lovely little museum. There is a good variety of exhibits and is a good way to spend an hour or so. Very good value for money. Collect an activity sheet on the way in. The lion one pretty much doubled the time we spent there as we couldn't find one of the items but were determined not... More 

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2017

Tucked away, this venue is like a Tardis - the more you go round, the more you find. The 'special' exhibit of 300 years of fashion was smaller than expected, but we had not realised how much more there was to see here. Something to interest all ages - deserves to be better advertised as a main attraction for the... More 

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Little Egg Harbor NJ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2017

All the artifacts and furnishings from generations back, and clothes . Also dolls Egyptian artifacts.

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Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 6, 2017

great little museum with a suprising amount of different interests. Amazing history of Saffron Walden. Staff always very helpful.Cheap way to kill a few hours with the children.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017 via mobile

The Saffron Walden Museum is a good place to visit, for either adults on their own or with children any age. It is only £2.50 per adult to get in and children under 16 are free. The museum is only various levels and has a very large selection of interesting things to look at. On the bottom floor there is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2017

Really enjoyed our Sunday afternoon rainy day out at the museum.Plenty of free parking nearby and the museum has lots of things to see from the local area as well as lots of interesting things from Egypt and Greece.Really lovely friendly staff and its well worth the small entrance fee and is suitable for all ages.

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Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2017

If you find yourself with some spare hours in Saffron and fancy doing something a bit different go and visit. Couple of quid to get in and there is loads of presentation cabinets from natural history, geology, history and costumes

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Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

Have visited a couple of times with visitors to the area. A varied selection of displays linked to the local area. Well arranged, informative and engaging.

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Bexleyheath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

Magnificent collection of exhibits, well laid out with good detailed explanations. Well worth a visit.

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