Wednesday 12 July 6.30 – 8.30pm
including Free Admission to the Museum from 1.30pm to view the Feeding the Family special exhibition
Join cook and food historian Monica Askay to learn about salads of the past and their varied and surprising ingredients. A cookery demonstration with tastings, this will be an opportunity to see salads from three different periods assembled and try them. The ticket includes soft drinks and a handout on salads from medieval times to World War II. Be inspired to create your own historically-informed salads at home!
£40 per person (adults 18 and over), limited to 15 places so book now!
Monica Askay website https://monica-askay.co.uk/
Information on allergens:
17th century salad ingredients include sulphites and nuts.
18th century salad ingredients include fish, eggs, celery and raw apple
This ‘Deliciously Entertaining’ book is the story of a woman who was not a royal, not rich, not famous; someone who simply worked hard and enjoyed her life. But while Georgina Landemare saw herself as ordinary, her accomplishments were anything but. Georgina started her career as a nursemaid and ended it cooking for one of the best-known figures in British history: Winston Churchill.
To him, food was central, not only as a pleasure but as a diplomatic tool at a time when the world was embroiled in war. With this eager eater and his skilled cook, ranging from rural Berkshire to wartime London, via Belle Epoque Paris and prohibition-era New York, Annie Gray shows how life in service – and food – changed during the huge upheavals of the twentieth century.
On sale in the Museum Shop at £9.99
Click here to learn more about our Coronation related collections:
Collecting the Coronations
Sunday 27 November, 2 – 4.30pm
Saffron Walden Museum will be taking part in Museum Shop Sunday, on 27 November, which is an international event celebrating the unique shops and products which play a vital role in helping arts, culture, and heritage attractions to survive and thrive.
After the chaos and crazy discounting of Black Friday, Museum Shop Sunday offers an alternative way to do your Christmas shopping and do some good at the same time!
Find original gifts – The museum shop offers bespoke ranges, stocking fillers and unique gifts such as our annual season tickets. All your Christmas shopping dilemmas solved in one go!
Shop with a conscience – By shopping at your local museum, you are actively contributing to Saffron Walden Museum’s future sustainability and success. What better way to give back at Christmas?
This year author Paul Wood will be on hand from 2.30pm to give a talk about his recently updated book From Station Officer Drane, folllowed by a Q&A session and book signing.
Saturday 12 November & Wednesday 16 November
Introductory Museum Gallery Tours
Join Human History Officer, Jenny Oxley on a whistle stop introductory tour of the museum’s galleries.
Free activity, but Museum Admission fee applies.
You can book in advance by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Saffron Walden Museum is delighted to announce the launch of new learning and engagement services following the appointment of a Learning and Outreach Officer, Charlotte Pratt.
School children exploring the museum’s collections
The Museum is now able to offer a range of services to schools and groups, including taught sessions in the Museum, new revised schools loan boxes to support National Curriculum topics, and outreach sessions which can be delivered in the school classroom. The sessions are tailored to the National Curriculum and are an ideal way to enrich the delivery of a range of subjects. The learning menu is currently being fully developed but in the meantime, teachers and group leaders are welcome to contact Charlotte on 01799 510644 or email her to request sessions.
Saffron Walden Museum is fortunate to have a rich and varied collections as well as a separate handling collection which includes historical artefacts. Topics which can be offered include:
• Ancient Greece
• Local History
• Vikings and Anglo Saxons
• Ancient Egypt
• Natural History
• Art and Design
• Museums – kid curators
• Toys and games
A bespoke handling session for Support for Sight
As well as structured school sessions, the Museum will also be offering a range of activities for visitors and groups including school holiday activities and events for adults. The Museum is working in partnership with a range of other local and national organisations to widen its learning offer, including the Dementia Action Alliance, Support for Sight and the Wellcome Trust. Museum staff aim to make the collections and their stories accessible and engaging to all, through a range of activities to suit different needs.
On Tuesday 15 May there will be a Reminiscence object handling session, arranged in conjunction with Uttlesford Dementia Action Alliance, and visitors will be able to just drop in (usual admission charges apply).