Natural History Gallery
Saffron Walden Museum

Careful space planning and multi-layered storytelling turn a balcony walkway at Saffron Walden into a gallery on the natural history of Essex.

The area is now home to a life size reconstruction of a hedgerow, woodland and pond habitat and a Victorian naturalist’s study. Between these, a panel-based display, complete with ‘hands-on’ interactives, tells the story of local woodland management and wild life.

And, the space is still a safe and comfortable balcony walkway.

Photography ©Andreas Schmidt