Taught School Sessions in the Museum

Our Learning & Outreach Officer, Charlotte Pratt offers taught school sessions in the museum, on a variety of topics relating to the national curriculum and the museum’s collections.  Sessions are delivered using real museum objects and schools have access to the whole museum as part of their trip.

Taught school sessions are charged at £3 per pupil, with a minimum charge of £48.

Please contact Charlotte on 01799 510644 or email to discuss your requirements and make a booking. 

School Loan Boxes

We have a range of learning loan boxes, which can be borrowed by schools to enhance classroom sessions. The boxes contain a mix of real and replica items that can be handled by teachers and students. We are currently reviewing our loan boxes to bring them in line with the curriculum but the following boxes can be borrowed: 


  • Civilian Life in World War II
  • Toys and Games
  • Rocks and Fossils
  • Natural History specimens, including mammals and birds

Loan boxes coming soon include:

  • Ancient Egypt
  • Prehistory
  • Anglo-Saxons and Vikings
  • Local History of Saffron Walden

Loan boxes can be borrowed for a half-term or term, at a cost of £12.

For details of all our current sessions and activities check out our School leaflet 2019

If you would like to book a loan box, or for more information, please contact the museum on or 01799 510333.