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

Museums at Night
Friday 19 May, 6-8pm

Explore the museum by torchlight and take part in our spooky trail, in our annual Museums at Night event!

Drop in any time between 6pm and 8pm. Usual admission fees to the museum apply



Latest events and exhibitions

If you would like to keep up-to-date with our latest events, activities and exhibitions, click to subscribe to our email newsletter.