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Saffron Walden Museum

Museum St, Saffron Walden CB10 1JL, UK


About Saffron Walden Museum

Saffron Walden Museum Society is a voluntary charitable organisation that owns the museum building – thought to be one of the oldest purpose-built local museums in the country. It contains items of international relevance, as well as a wealth of local and other British objects and specimens, showing our history, culture and wildlife. this award-winning, family-friendly museum stands in an enclosed meadow beside the ruins of the 12th-century Walden Castle.

Attractions near Saffron Walden Museum

Bridge End Garden0.19km from Saffron Walden Museum

Bridge End Gardens is a group of linked ornamental gardens in Saffron Walden, Essex, England, which was created around 1840 by Francis Gibson, a local Quaker businessman. Today, traditional gardening techniques have been employed to restore the gardens to their glorious original state. There are many benches spread throughout the Garden and it is the perfect place for a summer picnic or to provide a quiet escape from modern life.

The Fry Art Gallery0.2km from Saffron Walden Museum

The Fry Art Gallery displays a unique collection of paintings, prints, books and ceramics showing the artistic heritage of north west Essex, featuring Edward Bawden, Eric Ravilious, Michael Rothenstein, John Aldridge, Michael Ayrton, Grayson Perry and others. The Fry Art Gallery is home to the North West Essex Collection, a set of more than 3,000 works by diverse, nationally important artists who have lived or worked in the area.

Audley End House and Gardens1.48km from Saffron Walden Museum

Audley End is a mansion with a difference. It was one of England's finest country houses which is famous for its architectural features and varied collections. More than 30 lavishly decorated rooms are open to the public, displaying in their historic context the accumulated Howard Neville and Cornwallis collections. The park was designed by Lancelot Capability Brown in 1763 It contains a circular temple and a bridge over the River Cam, designed by Robert Adam.

Linton Zoo7.67km from Saffron Walden Museum

A beautiful zoo that was set in Greenland and has a large collection of wildlife ranging from Mexican red-kneed tarantulas and snakes through giant tortoises, hornbills, toucans, parrots, owls, and pheasants to beautiful snow leopards, magnificent Amur tiger, Hartmann Mountain zebra, and Brazilian tapir. Each year new species are brought in, many of them being part of an international captive breeding program. It will be a new experience visiting this zoo.

IWM Duxford10.67km from Saffron Walden Museum

IWM Duxford is Europe's largest air museum. Have a walkthrough the same hangars and buildings as those who served at RAF Duxford. You can  Get up close to Spitfires and Hurricanes; see a portion of the original Wright Brother plane; walk through Concorde, feel dwarfed by the size of a B-52 and stand in awe of Europe’s only SR-71 Blackbird – the fastest jet ever built.

American Air Museum10.87km from Saffron Walden Museum

The American Air Museum in Britain is home to the best collection of American military aircraft on public display outside of North America.  It has the finest collection of American aircraft outside the United States. Nineteen of its thirty-eight aircraft are airworthy and it attracts over 350,000 visitors each year to its summer air displays.

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Essex County boasts stunning water views. Essex is home to an ever-expanding network of trails and paths connecting parks teeming with wildlife and recreational opportunities. It was also blessed with wineries, distilleries, and dozens of historic tourist attractions.