We are temporarily closed for a thorough and long overdue deep clean during January. We will be reopening during the week of 5 February 2018.

It's a massive job to prepare for what promises to be a challenging year and we are hugely grateful to our dedicated and enthusiastic volunteers. If you would like to help us get the Museum of Cambridge ready for reopening, email us at volunteer@museumofcambridge.org.uk. There is so much to do in every room but many willing hands will help make light work.

Dont't forget! Our Museum Shop is open Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 11:00am to 3:00pm throughout January and we are opening the Museum for pre-arranged events throughout.

Please check back regularly for more news.

Museum of Cambridge: statement by the Chair of Trustees, 20 December 2017

The Museum of Cambridge is facing significant challenges that threaten its future. It has been at the heart of Cambridge for more than eighty years but, like many small, independent heritage organisations, it is struggling to survive... [read more]

Welcome to our Museum

Over three hundred years of Cambridgeshire history in the former White Horse Inn. The timber framed building was a coaching inn from the 17th century. Explore our collections, from household objects, paintings and toys to Fen folklore cures and remedies. Discover the fascinating stories of local people – find the Giant’s Boot, the prize belt of the long distance champion of the world, witch bottles and the real Muffin Man.


Upcoming Events

  1. Exhibition: Safeguards Against Witchcraft

    24 October 2017, 10:30 am - 25 March 2018, 4:30 pm
  2. Ghost Hunt with Ghost Hunt UK

    27 January, 8:00 pm - 28 January, 2:00 am
  3. Exhibition: Accept My Love: a Display of Courtship Tokens for St. Valentine’s Day

    12 February, 10:30 am - 25 February, 4:30 pm
  4. Talk: Safeguards Against Witchcraft – Local Protective Practices

    19 February, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  5. Exhibition: All in a Cave of Snow: the Strange Tale of Elizabeth Woodcock

    27 March, 10:30 am - 6 May, 4:30 pm


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We offer an exciting programme of workshops for Primary School children at the museum. All workshops include hands-on activities with museum staff and themed trails around the museum.

Capturing Cambridge

Capturing Cambridge is a project which develops the Museum as a venue, resource centre and ‘home’ for local and community history projects in Cambridge.

Tracing Traditions

How do people remember and reinvent age-old traditions for our modern world? How does folklore influence the way we live? We will be exploring these ideas and more in this project.