Re-opening the Museum of Cambridge

The Museum of Cambridge has now re-opened after our enforced closure due to the Covid-19 pandemic. We’re thrilled to be able to open our doors again, and we can’t wait to welcome you back!

We are now open on a limited basis:

  • Monday, 1pm – 5pm
  • Thursday, 1pm – 5pm
  • Friday, 1pm – 5pm
  • Saturday, 1pm – 5pm

For Half Term (26th October to 1st November) we are open for extended hours;

  • Monday to Friday 1pm – 5pm
  • Saturday & Sunday 10am – 5pm

The virtual exhibition, Drawing Connections…at the edges: Art in Prisons, is still available online.

In planning to re-open the Museum, the safety and health of our visitors and our volunteers and staff is our top priority.

Find more details and plan your visit.

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Please support the Museum of Cambridge

The Covid-19 pandemic has put the Museum of Cambridge at severe financial risk. We're delighted that we can now re-open our doors and welcome you back to share our wonderful collections and characterful building. However, after several months of enforced closure, we are now only able to welcome a fraction of our usual visitors to ensure that everyone remains safe. With much reduced admissions and gift shop income, the Museum remains in a very difficult financial position. Our building, the former White Horse Inn, has survived through bubonic plague, the cholera pandemic, the Spanish flu, two world wars and even 1960s town planning. With your help, we fully intend to remain open to tell the fascinating stories of everyday Cambridge life to future generations. Please consider supporting the Museum by donating online today. Any amount, however large or small, will make a real difference. Thank you.


Upcoming Events

  1. Haunted Trail For Families

    26 October - 1 November
  2. Hidden Cambridge Walking Tour (November)

    1 November, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
  3. Hidden Cambridge Walking Tour (December)

    6 December, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm


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We are currently looking for new Trustees including a Treasurer.

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.