Current Opening Hours and Recent News

Fens and FolkloreOur Summer 2018 Schedule is now operating and our opening times are as follows:

  • Monday: open for tours at 12:00pm and 2:00pm
  • Tuesday: 10:30am – 5:00pm
  • Wednesday: 10:30am – 5:00pm
  • Thursday: 10:30am – 5:00pm
  • Friday: 10:30am – 5:00pm
  • Saturday: 10:30am – 5:00pm
  • Sunday: 11:30am – 4:30pm

Our Summer exhibition, Testament to Youth, explores people’s recollections of growing up in Cambridge and Cambridgeshire and includes a rotating collection of childhood toys and clothes.

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. Testament to Youth

    Exhibition: Testament to Youth

    23 July - 14 September
  2. Activity: Memory Café – Growing Up in Cambridge

    17 August, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  3. Activity: Summer at the Museums – Papercrafting with the Cambridge Museum of Technology

    21 August, 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
  4. Activity: Summer at the Museums – Family Engineering Morning with the Cambridge Museum of Technology

    23 August, 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
  5. Activity: Ghost Hunt with Ghost Hunt UK

    25 August, 8:00 pm - 26 August, 2:00 am
  6. Activity: Memory Café – Fairs and Festivals

    31 August, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm


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We have no staff vacancies at present. We are looking for motivated individuals with a range of different skills to join our volunteers group. Interested?

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.