May Opening Hours and Recent News

Fens and FolkloreWe are operating on our Spring Schedule and opening times throughout the month are as follows:

  • Friday: 10:30am – 5:00pm
  • Saturday: 10:30am – 5:00pm
  • Sunday: 12:00pm – 4:00pm

Special opening hours:

  • Spring Bank Holiday Monday: 12:00pm – 4:00pm

Our latest exhibition A Loyal Toast, which runs until 3 June, celebrates the customs and traditions associated with weddings in Cambridgeshire and includes a display of paraphernalia from royal weddings past and present.

Don’t forget: our Museum Shop has a range of exciting Made in Cambridge items on sale.

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: A Loyal Toast

    5 May, 10:30 am - 3 June, 4:30 pm


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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.

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