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Saffron Walden Museum Society

Open Lectures & Talks
Monthly talks, Monday evenings, organized by the Saffron Walden Museum Society.
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Uttlesford District Council
St Mary’s Parish Rooms, Museum Street, Saffron Walden, Uttlesford, CB10 1JL, Eastern,
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15 January 2016
'Saffron Walden Museum opened in 1835. With wide-ranging collections, from moccasins and mummy cases to mammoth tusks and Wallace the lion, it still contains much to "stand awhile and admire". This award-winning, "friendly, family-size museum" is open 363 days a year. Collections cover the human and natural history of north-west Essex, from ancient times to the present day, and many other wonderful objects from the wider world. The Museum is set in an enclosed grass meadow, suitable for picnics, with a small car park and access for disabled visitors. It stands beside the ruins of the 12th century Walden Castle.

'Saffron Walden Museum Society is a voluntary charitable organisation that owns the museum building – thought to be one of the oldest purpose-built local museum in the country. It also owns the extensive collections in the museum which contains items of international relevance, as well as a wealth of local and other British objects and specimens. The Museum Society frequently acquires additional artifacts to complement the existing collections, especially when these reflect a strong local connection or interest.'
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