A to Z of Saffron Walden Museum

Our #AtoZ series focused on sharing sides to the museum that some people may not have been aware of before. We went through the alphabet, using a letter a week, and shared something about the museum on Twitter – from our stores, our history, and our present. We’ve put together a gallery of all the items we… Read More »

Behind-the-scenes on a Monday!

Have you ever wondered what staff do when the museum is closed on a Monday? We’re busy behind the scenes, making sure our collections are documented and cared for. An important job to complete when the Museum is closed to visitors is routine cleaning of the museum’s permanent displays. Volunteers are helping curatorial staff to… Read More »

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 »