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Saffron Walden Museum

Closed Now: 14:00 - 17:00
Open today: 14:00 - 17:00
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Tombstones

A classic museum with old dolls relics fossils . Outside there are round mill stones described... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
A3303XQpaulh
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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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Well worth the trip

It isn't the British Museum or the Natural History Museum. But for all of that, it is a quaint... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Steven S
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Greater London, United Kingdom
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Discover a world of hidden treasures in one of the country’s oldest purpose-built museums. This award-winning museum explores the archaeology, natural history and social history of north-west Essex and the wider world. Our collections include...more
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Museum Street, Saffron Walden CB10 1JL, England
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A classic museum with old dolls relics fossils . Outside there are round mill stones described as tombstones. Laid flat on the ground. Staff are friendly and welcoming and knowledgeable and well trained. Worth a trip to see it.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank A3303XQpaulh
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It isn't the British Museum or the Natural History Museum. But for all of that, it is a quaint museum and surprisingly well stocked. It shows a history of the local area and then upstairs has a natural history section that has stuffed animals, fossils...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Steven S
Reviewed 26 December 2018

We didn't expect much when we entered this museum, but were greatly surprised! Lots of interesting exhibits, and much larger than expected! Great value - well worth a visit!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Dave A
SaffronWaldenMuseum, Guest Relations Manager at Saffron Walden Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 8 January 2019

Thank you for your feedback, we are delighted to hear that you found your visit interesting.

Reviewed 14 December 2018 via mobile

This museum is one of the best smaller ones! Although it really is bigger than it looks. I love how interactive it is for kids, so they can join in various activities, such as trying on clothes and playing with the brushes in the sandpit....More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 21 November 2018

This is a very interesting museum with varied collection of exhibits. The staff are very friendly and helpful.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 17 October 2018

The museum is a great place to visit to learn about the local area as well as the wider world. Great for adults and children alike.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank maggie h
Reviewed 9 October 2018

The staff genuinely love this place, and so will you. We spent 3 hours there and just touched the basics. Go go go!!!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank John O
SaffronWaldenMuseum, Guest Relations Manager at Saffron Walden Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2018

Thank you John O, we hope to welcome you again soon!

Reviewed 15 September 2018

Really surprised by the museum contents considering the reasonable admission price. Definitely recommend popping in for a visit. Lots of activities for th kids too.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Claire C
SaffronWaldenMuseum, Guest Relations Manager at Saffron Walden Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2018

Thank you Claire C, thought you might be interested to know that as well as the usual activities for the kids visiting the Museum on a regular day, we also run specific School Holiday activity days. Look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Interesting local museum with lots of curious items to look at and plenty of child friendly activities.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 22 August 2018 via mobile

This is a lovely and old museum with lots of samples of historic items and well written history of the world. You could spend a day here and learn new things. I would come again and see things I missed.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Jamesbir
SaffronWaldenMuseum, Guest Relations Manager at Saffron Walden Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2018

Thank you for your feedback James, so glad you enjoyed your visit. We have a rolling programme of exhibitions and events; look forward to welcoming you back again.

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MikeS2047
14 April 2018|
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Response from SaffronWaldenMuseum | Property representative |
Dear Mike, Thank you for your question. Our admission charges are very reasonable: Adults £2.50 Concessions (over 60’s / Students) £1.25 Under 18... More
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john_bucks481
9 July 2017|
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Response from SaffronWaldenMuseum | Property representative |
Dear John, Thank you for your question. We are delighted to say that, yes we do still have the Dutch Cheese Press, it is on display in our local history gallery. It was bought by the museum in 1885 from a sale of old oak... More
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Richard B
31 August 2016|
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Response from SaffronWaldenMuseum | Property representative |
Dear Richard, To add to the answer that Amy G has already kindly provided. All dogs are allowed in the grounds and we have a water bowl at the front door for them. Service dogs are welcome, but please do not bring pets... More
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