Upcoming Events

May Half-Term Events

Wednesday 29th May : Build a bug hotel (£1.50)

Thursday 30th May: Build a birdhouse (£1.50)

Friday 31st May:  Help plant our nature gardens (Free) in conjunction with DIG IT community garden

Sessions (unless listed otherwise) are £1.50 per child, plus standard admission charges apply for accompanying adults. 

Sessions last 30 minutes and run between 10.30am-12.30noon and again in the afternoon between 1.30pm-3.30pm. 

Friday 17th May, 6-9.30pm

Wildlife at Night

Join us for an evening of wildlife activities.  Make a ‘seed bomb’ craft station (£1.50), a garden stand with plants and flowers to take home, and information on local gardening groups & how to get involved. Join Saffron Walden Community Shed to learn how to make bird boxes and bug hotels at home, or take away a pre-made piece for a small donation. Local wildlife groups will also be represented, including RSPB Hope Farm and Essex Wildlife Trust. From 8pm, Essex Field Club will host a Wildlife Extravaganza in the Museum grounds and across the town centre. Bring a torch and join in with amphibian surveys, moth trapping and bat surveys. Sensible footwear and clothing is advised.  Teas, coffees and light refreshments will be available. Please remember we can’t take card payments so please bring cash.

Standard Museum entry charges apply. Programmes for the evening are available from Saffron Walden TIC and the Museum.

Sat 1st June, 10am-3.30pm

12th Century Live!

Join us as the Museum and Castle grounds are transported back in time. Practise military drills, fire a Ballista and try on period costumes. Experience 12th century games, crafts and cooking.   Local History Fair stalls in our marquee.

Museum admission applies  £2.50 adults, £1.25 concessions, children free.  Additional charges may apply for food and craft activities, and admission to the Museum.

Disabled parking only is available on site, please contact SW Museum to reserve a space.

Sunday 2nd June

Saffron Screen Pop-Up : The Princess Bride

Join Saffron Screen for a special outdoor screening of much-loved adventure comedy, The Princess Bride. Bring the whole family along for a fun afternoon of film in the magnificent castle grounds.  

Gates open at 12pm with food trucks, licensed bar & a prize draw.  Film starts 2pm.  £6.50 adults, £4.50 children  

Tickets available online or from the TIC

For more information on all our events and activities please contact our Learning & Outreach Officer Charlotte

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