Meet the author on Museum Shop Sunday

Saffron Walden Museum will be taking part in Museum Shop Sunday (27 November), an international event celebrating the unique shops and products which play a vital role in helping arts, culture and heritage attractions to survive and thrive.

After the chaos and crazy discounting of Black Friday, Museum Shop Sundayoffers an alternative way to do your Christmas shopping and do some good at the same time:

Find original gifts - the museum shop offers bespoke ranges, stocking fillers and unique gifts such as signed copies of 'From Station Officer Drane' as well as annual season tickets. All your Christmas shopping dilemmas solved in one go!

Shop with a conscience - by shopping at your local museum, you are actively contributing to its future sustainability and success. What better way to give back at Christmas?

What will be happening on the day?

Come along to Saffron Walden Museum on 27 November, from 2pm to 4.30pm, where author Paul Wood will give a talk about The Rose & Crown Hotel fire in Saffron Walden on Boxing Day 1969, the bravery of the individuals that night and the long-lasting effect it had on the whole town.

Paul, a paramedic with the London Ambulance Service, was presented with a mounted firefighters axe for 40 years of services to Fire Brigade photography. He will be available after his talk to answer questions and sign copies of his book, which will be on sale. 

This event is free, but normal museum admission prices apply.

Visit the museum website for more information.

4 November 2022