Object of the Month – February 2016

February’s Object of the Month is The Improved Magneto-Electric Machine for Nervous Diseases. It was chosen as Object of the Month by Leah Mellors, Collections Officer (Human History). The machine dates from about 1880. It was donated to the museum in 1968. In the 1800s, many people were fascinated by electricity and the possibility of… Read More »

Object of the Month – January 2016

January’s Object of the Month is a gold Viking finger-ring. This ring was selected for Object of the Month by Carolyn Wingfield, Curator. The ring was found by a metal-detectorist near Thaxted in 2013 and reported under the Treasure Act (1996) . It was purchased in 2015 for the museum’s archaeology collections by Saffron Walden… Read More »

Saffron Walden Town Video

The museum features in a new video created to promote Saffron Walden and all that it has to offer. The video has been created by the Saffron Walden Initiative and it was launched at a special screening at Saffron Screen in November 2015. The video includes shots of various local attractions, including the Fry Art… Read More »

Object of the Month – September 2015

September’s Object of the Month is the plaster bust of Dr George Eachus, apothecary and surgeon, of Saffron Walden. It was probably cast from a death-mask made at his death on 3 April 1834. It was selected by store volunteer John Ready and Curator Carolyn Wingfield from the Museum’s collection of over fifty plaster busts,… Read More »

My Museum: Gemma Tully

My Museum shares the experiences of our staff, volunteers and interns of working at Saffron Walden Museum. Gemma is our Visitor Services & Learning Officer. “For me, the museum is more about people than objects. That’s because my role involves dealing with most of the public facing aspects of the Museum Service. During school term… Read More »