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join01Unlimited free entry to the museum during opening hours – and children get in free. Special Events may attract a charge.

join02 Programme of evening talks with wide ranging subjects, Live talks in the spring and autumn but  delivered via Zoom  in the January to February period- requires broadband.


Regular newsletters –  “Museum Matters” tells you about Society activities, items in the collections, recent acquisitions, articles from each of the areas of the museum. Recent “Object of the Month” articles, and reports of the Society’s Evening Talks. Available in a print version or an electronic version.




Private viewings before the opening of special exhibitions for you and your guest.

join06Christmas or post-Christmas Social Evening,

Annual General Meeting – Attend and vote; have your say in how the Museum Society is run.

Membership Application

Membership of the Society costs a minimum of £15.00 per per person per annum, but if you Gift Aid your donation the Society can reclaim income tax.

What is Gift Aid?
Rules since April 2002 mean that a charity can reclaim tax if a donor is a taxpayer and signs a Declaration Form. It assists us greatly – and it does not cost you any more. All you need to do is sign the Declaration Form.

To enable the charity to reclaim the tax on your donation, you must pay income tax or capital gains tax which at least equals tax reclaimed in the tax year. Higher rate tax payers can claim further tax relief in their Self Assessment tax return.

If your circumstances change or you are unsure whether your donation/s qualify for Gift Aid, write to the Hon. Treasurer at the Museum – or get leaflet IR113 from your local tax office.

You can cancel this declaration at any time by notifying the Hon. Treasurer, c/o Saffron Walden Museum.

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Please download a membership form

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Donations are always welcome. Please write to the Treasurer c/o the Society for more information, leave a message on or just send a cheque! An address is always helpful so we may say thank you.

A Donation Form can be downloaded here; Donation Form

The society address is at; The Museum, Museum Street, Saffron Walden, Essex CB10 1JL