What’s On

Current Exhibition…

Living with History The Origins of Uttlesford’s towns, from Roman to Medieval times


Runs until Sunday 12th May
   
Using archaeology, maps and social history collections this exhibition will look at the very different origins of Uttlesford’s four main towns, Saffron Walden, Thaxted, Great Dunmow and Stansted Mountfichet. It will also explore the origins and development of local settlements, which were once major centres, but now are more rural such as Great Chesterford, Newport, Clavering and Hatfield Broad Oak.


Upcoming Events…

Easter Holiday Activities:

Wednesday 10th April : Froggy Fingerprint cards (£1.50)

Thursday 11th April : Paper Butterfly displays (£1.50)

Wednesday 17th April : Plant Pot Sunflowers (£1.50)

Sessions 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. 

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)

Sessions 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 will be available from the beginning of May.

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 children.  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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