Upcoming Events

Sat 2 April, 10.30am-3.30pm  (Museum open 10am-5pm)

New Exhibition: “All Fired Up” Exhibition –Public Launch  

Volunteers from Essex Fire Museum and Saffron Walden Museum have collaborated to create a unique presentation of the history of Essex County Fire and Rescue Service, which will go on display at Saffron Walden Museum from Saturday 2 April until Sunday 3 July.  

The exhibits include a wide range of artefacts, photographs, uniforms and equipment which trace the history of firefighting from Victorian times to the present-day.  It will also feature private and works’ fire brigades, which were particularly prominent in Essex during the 20th century. 

Along with discovering some of the technological developments which have influenced firefighting, visitors will also be able to discover heroic stories of bravery and the human stories behind some of the major incidents which have occurred in the county’s history.  The exhibition also touches upon some of the more obscure aspects of local fire-fighting history, including a troupe of fire-fighting scouts, a famous fire-fighting Vicar and the story of how an obscure family pet caused a local mansion to go up in flames. 

The exhibition will launch on Saturday 2 April when vintage fire engines and equipment will be on display in the grounds of the Museum between 10.30am-3.30pm (weather permitting).  Museum admission applies.

For more information about the exhibition please contact:  Jenny Oxley, Collections Officer (Human History)  joxley@uttlesford.gov.uk  01799 510333

Tues 5 April – Museum Makes session

Purchase a Click & Collect Activity Pack and join us to make a fire helmet or an Easter bonnet from the pack during these sessions at the Museum. Must be booked via our Art Tickets page. 50p to book a slot + £5 for the Pack. Small groups so spaces are limited.

Tues 12 April

Get creative and join in with the Unlocked project in partnership with Saffron Hall
Book your place online via our Art Tickets page or collect a craft bag for free.

Wed 6 & 13 April

Live Taxidermy Conservation in the Great Hall

Drop in and see Museum staff working on our taxidermy collection in preparation for the Lost Language of Nature exhibition. Find out how you can join in with the project.

MAY – JUNE

May Half Term & the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

Tues 31 May – Museum Makes Session

Purchase a Click & Collect Activity Pack and join us to make one of these royalty themed crafts during these sessions at the Museum. Must be booked via our Art Tickets page. 50p to book a slot + £5 for the Activity Pack. Small groups so spaces are limited.

Saturday 16 July – Sunday 31 Oct 2022

Special Exhibition – “The Lost Language of Nature”

An exhibition exploring the Lost Language of Nature.

Summer Holiday activities  – Crafts at the Castle

Purchase one of our Click & Collect Activity Packs and join us in the Castle grounds (weather dependent) for some help with the activities. Activity Packs are £5 and can be booked via our Art Tickets page.

Wed 3 August
Wed 10 August
Wed 17 August
Wed 24 August
Wed 31 August

For more information about Saffron Walden Museum: http://www.saffronwaldenmuseum.org/

Usual admission fees to the museum apply. 

 

 

 

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