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The Museum is set in an enclosed grass meadow, beside the ruins of the twelfth-century Walden Castle. The lovely medieval market town of Saffron Walden is on our doorstep, just a short walk away, with its fine parish church, two mazes, the beautiful Bridge End Gardens, and a twice-weekly market.

We look forward to welcoming you to our award-winning, family-friendly museum. We’re open throughout the year and there’s lots to see and do. But don’t just take our word for it, here are some comments from our visitors:

“One of the best I have ever visited, so varied” (Orwell, 2018)

“A corker of a museum, so much to see” (Uttlesford, 2019)

“Amazing museum, fun, factual and so interactive. My four year old was enthralled” (Yorkshire, 2018)

“Great value – well worth a visit!” (Chelmsford, 2019)

“Impressive museum with lots of interactive items” (Vancouver Island, 2018)

“It’s my third time here, lovely museum” (Spain, 2019)

“Staff are friendly and welcoming, knowledgeable and well trained” (Huddersfield, 2018)

“wonderful and varied collections. Excellent!” (Somerset, 2018)


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