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Saffron Walden Museum

5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)
  • Saffron Walden
  • Indoor
  • All Ages
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Attraction Information

Saffron Walden Museum is a great local museum that has been entertaining visitors since it opened in 1835.

There are many permanent exhibitions, covering Ancient Egypt, Greece, local archaeology, local history, natural history, fossils, costume, toys, ceramics, furniture and World culture.

There are also regular temporary exhibitions on various themes from art to archaeology. There are lots of great activities for children from excavating in the archaeology sandpit, to games and fancy dress, as well as plenty of high quality info to keep the grown ups amused and to challenge the little grey cells! Come and meet Wallace the Lion, their mascot, or maybe pay a visit to the boy mummy in the Egyptian room: they are both very friendly!

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Opening hours

March to October

Tuesday to Saturday 10:00 - 17:00

Sunday 14:00 - 17:00

November to February

Tuesday to Saturday 10:00 - 16:30

Sunday 14:00 - 16:30


Adults: £2.50

Concession (over 65): £1.25

Children (under 18): Free

Travel & Contact Information


Museum Street, Saffron Walden, Essex, CB10 1JL, England

Phone number

01799 510333



Click here to visit Saffron Walden Museum's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking onsite and nearby.

Yes, there are toilets, accessible toilets and baby changing facilities.

Disable toilets, baby change facilities.

Yes, there are baby changing facilities.

Yes, you can bring a picnic.

Yes, there is an onsite restaurant and snacks are available.

Picnic area available.

No, Saffron Walden Museum is not wheelchair friendly.

No, Saffron Walden Museum have stated they are not pushchair friendly.

Saffron Walden Museum has not told us if they are dog friendly.

Additional Info

Anything else I should know?

There is an onsite shop


we had an excellent day nanny 5 out of 5 stars

My two grandsons were staying with me while mum and sister had a girlie shopping day. As I was a new resident to Saffron Walden I decided to take them to saffron museum not expecting too much. However both Jack aged 10 and Charlie aged 5 were so excited and loved uncovering the treasure under the sand, looked through various microscopes and were full of questions as we worked our way around. They opened drawers like true explorers and tried most things that they came across. oh COOL exclaimed jack as he studied a wasps nest on the tv screen. At the end of our visit they bought a coin and a piece of rock for their collections and talked about it relentlessly when they went home. I was thoroughly impressed and now I will have to return with my other grandchildren. Well done to the staff who obviously make it fun for the children!

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