Saffron

  Saffron is famous for being the world’s most expensive spice, with its distinctive aroma, rich honey-like flavour and trademark yellow hue. The history of Saffron is particularly relevant to Saffron Walden, which took its name from the spice. The spice Saffron comes from the flower of the saffron crocus (crocus sativus), and its name… Read More »

Object of the Month – October 2017

October’s Object of the Month is a mechanical calculator made by Muldivo, which probably dates from the 1930s or 1940s. It was chosen by Vicky Geddes, Digital Engagement Intern. The calculator was donated to the museum in 1982.  Mechanical calculators Mechanical calculators used a series of gears and pinwheels to calculate sums, and were popular… Read More »