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Museum of Cambridge Wins Heritage Lottery Fund Support
We are pleased to announce that we have secured funding that will help us with the next stage of our transition to a volunteer-led organisation. More details

We are operating revised Winter-Spring opening hours until May.
Unfortunately, due to the availability of wardens, we will be unable to open on Thursdays until further notice. Our revised schedule is:

  • 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 exhibition.

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. Talk: From Football to Cricket: the Development of Sport in Cambridge

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


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The Board of Trustees are seeking to appoint a Transitional Project Officer to implement organisational and operational change at the Museum of Cambridge, in order to secure its long term sustainability. Funded by a Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) Resilient Heritage…

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.