Museum Shop Sunday – 25th November

Museum Shop Sunday is an International Cultural Shopping Day, taking place on Sunday 25 November.

Supported by the Association for Cultural Enterprises, Museum Shop Sunday invites members of the public to experience the inspirational gifts offered by cultural organisations nationwide. Encouraging shopping with a conscience, sales made will contribute to each venue directly and provide a valuable contribution to culture in the UK.

Sunday 25 November promises to be a day to enjoy a relaxing and inspiring shopping experience after the chaos of Black Friday! It is the ideal occasion to purchase those essential Christmas gifts and stocking fillers.  Shoppers can expect to find quality products inspired by the exhibitions, from Stationery to Books and Jewellery, there is certain to be something for everyone.

This year we are highlighting our new range of bespoke products inspired by the Museum’s collections:

Saffron Walden Museum Pin Badge, £3.50

Saffron Walden Museum Stationery Pack, £3.50

Saffron Walden Fridge Magnet: Wallace the Lion Fridge Magnet £1.99  Inspired by one of the most striking items in Museum is a stuffed lion named Wallace.  In a former life, Wallace had been a star in George Wombwell’s nineteenth-century traveling menagerie of exotic beasts and birds. Born in Edinburgh in 1812, Wallace was the first African lion to be bred in England and was perhaps named after William Wallace, the Scottish freedom fighter.

Saffron Walden Museum Fridge Magnet: Coffin Lid image £3.50 Inspired by the Coffin lid of Tayef-Herut-Nakht, Thebes which is on display in the Museum’s Egyptology Gallery and dates to the New Kingdom 950 – 900 BC.