Saffron Walden Museum launches new online learning hub

Saffron Walden Museum is launching a new website full of digital resources to help people explore the museum's learning and outreach services online.

The aim is to make the museum's wide-ranging collections available to support home learning during the pandemic and beyond, as well as blended learning for schools and informal groups of all ages, from badged groups to the WEA and care homes.

The learning hub can be accessed from the museum website.

Initially, three sessions will be available - Prehistory Hunters, Fantastic Fossils and Adaptions - with more being added each week.  

Charlotte Pratt, the museum's Learning & Outreach Officer, said "The pandemic has caused us to think about the way we engage with our audiences. We are committed to delivering quality learning resources to support home learning as well as keeping children entertained while at home.

"This new resource will be available throughout the pandemic and beyond. It will not only support home learning, but will also support teachers, groups and individuals of all ages who want to explore our collections and learning and outreach services."

Saffron Walden Museum's Learning Hub will be launched on Friday 5 February.

Museum staff are aiming to make the resources as useful as possible during the pandemic, so if there is a resource you need or would like to see, please get in touch with ideas and comments. Email

29 January 2021