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Saffron Walden Museum

5 star Rating 5/5 (1 review)

Saffron Walden, Essex, England

Attraction Information

  • Museums and Art Galleries icon Museums and Art Galleries

Suitable for all ages

Venue type: Indoor

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!


  • Picnics Allowed Picnics Allowed
  • Restaurant Onsite Restaurant Onsite
  • Onsite Shop Onsite Shop
  • Snacks Available Snacks Available
  • Toilets Available Toilets Available
  • Baby Changing Available Baby Changing Available
  • Disabled Toilets Available Disabled Toilets Available
  • Parking Available On-site Parking Available On-site
  • Parking Available Nearby Parking Available Nearby

Getting There and Contact Information


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


Click here to visit Saffron Walden Museum's website
01799 510333

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

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

More Information

Eating information

Picnic area available.


Disable toilets, baby change facilities.


we had an excellent day nanny

5 star Rating 5 / 5

Written by Anonymous . 25.05.16

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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