What’s On

Details of all our exhibitions and events can be found in our Programme, which can be downloaded as a PDF or picked up in the museum, Saffron Walden Tourist Information Centre and various other local places. 

Current exhibition
Completing the Look: 300 Years of Fashion Accessories
28 January – 30 July 2017

Completing the Look: 300 Years of Fashion Accessories will examine how fashion has been affected by politics, social change and popular culture over the past three centuries. Featuring beautiful accessories dating from as early as 1720 up to the end of the 1970s, the exhibition will explore the reasons behind changes in fashion and what we can discover about the lives of people through what they chose to wear.

See Georgian heelless dancing shoes, Victorian bonnets, Edwardian fans, 1920s beaded bags, 1950s fur stoles and 1960s headscarves. Discover the secret language of fans, the reaction to the very first top hat and the impact teenagers had on 20th century fashion.


Next event

Hands on with History: Seaside Holidays 
Weds 26 July (Summer Holidays)

Celebrate the summer holidays with family craft activities at Saffron Walden Museum. Inspired by our current exhibition, Completing the Look, join us on the 26 July, 11am – 1pm and 2pm – 4pm, to create your own seaside accessories. Choose from a shell or ice lolly pendant or badge, or a pair of flip flops to jazz up your summer style!

Usual entry fees apply: adults £2.50, concessions £1.25, under 18s are free. Children must be accompanied by an adult. No booking necessary, just drop in.

Our summer events are part of the University of Cambridge’s Summer at the Museums, a packed programme of events taking place across Cambridgeshire and at Saffron Walden Museum. Find out more: www.museums.cam.ac.uk/summer



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