Complete our short questionnaire about the Museum – chance of winning a £50 shopping voucher!

We’re working on a project to develop the museum further for current and future generations to enjoy. Could you help us to improve the museum and reach more people in the local area?  Whether you visit regularly or have never been before, we’re interested in your views. Complete this short questionnaire, using the link below… Read More »

Free Walking Tours – Medieval Saffron Walden & Professor Carenza Lewis lecture

As part of their community engagement work relating to the Battle Ditch project, Saffron Walden Heritage Development Group is pleased to announce the following events, which are free and open to everyone: Free Walking Tours! Tracing the ‘The Development of Medieval Saffron Walden’ with local Blue Badge Guide, Sarah Kirkpatrick. Each tour will last between… Read More »

Identification – Ammonite in sandstone

One of the most interesting parts of working in museums is helping people discover something new (and I usually learn something new myself). A really important way for museums to do their job as a welcoming public source of information is by identifying mystery objects that you might find on a walk, on a seaside… Read More »

Object of the Month – February 2020

Snowy Owl A female snowy owl, Bubo scandiacus. Female snowy owls have spotted and striped plumage (above), while the male bird is almost pure white (below, left). Snowy owls live in the Arctic Circle where they hunt for food over tundra and upland moors. These impressive predators eat lemmings and other rodents, birds and rabbits,… Read More »

Our Valued Volunteers

Grateful thanks on International Volunteer Day Today, 5 December, is International Volunteer Day. We want to take this opportunity to thank you, our volunteers, for your continued dedication and commitment to Saffron Walden Museum, without which we could not operate. We now have over 65 volunteers, who give thousands of hours of their time, in… Read More »