Saffron Walden Museum

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Museum Street
Saffron Walden
CB10 1JL

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.

Further information

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


Adults £2.50 Discounts £1.25 18 and under, free of charge


  • Museums Association

Upcoming events:

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Facilities and services


  • Baby changing facilities
  • Education facilities available
  • Object study facilities available (enquire in advance)
  • Parking for disabled available
  • Picnic area
  • Research facilities for academics
  • Shop
  • Study facilities
  • Toilets for disabled
  • Wheelchair access to all public areas
  • Wheelchairs available for loan

Facilities information:

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.


  • Adult lectures and courses held
  • Brochure or leaflet available with directions to museum
  • Direct teaching services for schools
  • Events and resources for children and families
  • Events/teaching/resources for people with disabilities
  • Foreign language leaflet or brochure available
  • General guide to collections available
  • Loan service
  • Member of staff available with responsibility for education
  • Object identification and/or written enquiry service
  • Pre-booking service for groups
  • Primary school education service available
  • Secondary school education service available
  • Specialist publications on collections available
  • Touch exhibits

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