Opening Hours

The Guest Room

We are operating our Winter-Spring opening hours until May

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

Come and join us on Castle Hill to see our Safeguards Against Witchcraft and Courtship Tokens exhibitions.

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: Safeguards Against Witchcraft

    10 February, 10:30 am - 25 March, 4:30 pm
  2. Talk and Walking Tours: Discovering Cambridge

    21 February - 28 March
  3. Talk: Safeguards Against Witchcraft – Local Protective Practices

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

    27 March, 10:30 am - 6 May, 4:30 pm
  5. From Football to Cricket: the Development of Sport in Cambridge

    25 April, 6:00 pm - 7:00 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.