Saffron Walden Museum News

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Saffron Walden Museum Summer

Merry Christmas from Saffron Walden Museum!

All the staff and volunteers at the museum would like to wish you a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year. 2016 has been a busy year for us, with the grand opening of our new store, temporary exhibitions including Ocean World and Magna Carta, family activities that were attended by over 2500 children and adults, and events to commemorate the 1000th anniversary of the Battle of Assandun. We would like to say thank you to everyone who has visited and supported us over the past year.

Museum in the snow

Christmas opening times

The museum is open for much of the festive period, as follows:

24 December – CLOSED
25 December – CLOSED
26 December – Open 2pm – 4.30pm
27 December – Open 2pm – 4.30pm
28 – 31 December – Open as usual
1 January – Open 2pm - 4.30pm
2 January – CLOSED
3 January onwards – Open as usual

Check our website or call us on 01799 510333 for more information

Silk brocade shoes, early 1700s

Completing the Look

Our next special exhibition, 'Completing the Look: 300 Years of Fashion Accessories' will open on Saturday 28 January 2017.

The exhibition will explore how fashion accessories have changed in response to political, social and cultural changes over the past three centuries. It will feature beautiful accessories, dating from as early as 1720 up to the end of the 1970s. Discover the secret language of fans, the reaction to the first top hat and the impact of teenagers on 20th century fashion. 

Usual opening times and admission fees apply.

Object of the Month

December's Object of the Month is a pottery mould for making sweetmeats, dating from the Jacobean-Stuart period (1600-1700). Sweetmeat was a general term for any type of sweet sugary food. By the Tudor and Stuart periods this included candied fruit, gingerbread, marchpane (marzipan) and pastries.

You can see the sweetmeat on display in the museum until January or read more about it here

Sweetmeat mould