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Cambridge History Festival 2016

Wednesday 17 February - Saturday 12 March.

In the year of our 80th Anniversary, the Museum of Cambridge, together with partners and supporters, brings you the second Cambridge History Festival; a celebration including talks, walks and events.

For the full programme download the brochure.

Upcoming Events


As If By Magic

Wednesday 17 February 2016, 4.30 – 8.30pm Watch a mesmerising demonstration of a Magic Lantern. Then have a go making your own colourful slide to take home. This event is part of the University of Cambridge MuseumsTwilight at the Museums programme.



Come and visit our museum shop for traditional and locally made gifts for yourself or loved ones.

Museum Opening Times

Tuesdays to Saturdays: 10:30am - 5:00pm
Last admissions: 4:30pm
Sundays and Bank Holidays: 12:00 - 4:00pm

Last admissions: 3:30pm

Admission Charges:
Adults- £4.00
Concessions- £2.00
Child under age 12- Free

Tea Room Open:
Saturdays: 10.30am - 4.30pm
Sundays/Bank Holidays: 12.00 - 3.30pm

Enquiries: 01223 355159

Our History


A vibrant collection providing an insight into the history of Cambridgeshire people.

Our Collection

The museum holds 20,000 objects that are related to the history of Cambridge and its area.