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

We proud to host At Last! Votes for Women, an exhibition fresh from the Women’s Library of the London School of Economics and Political Science that explores the struggle for equal suffrage between 1908 and 1914. More…

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.


Latest News

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    Late Night Opening
    Want to visit, but you’re too busy during the day? We are now opening late once a month, so that more people have a chance to visit our unique Museum.
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    Introductory Talks
    More than five hundred years of history can be quite a lot to take in and you may be wondering where to start. Why not join us at either 12:00pm or 2:00pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays for a brief introduction to our Museum?
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Upcoming Events

  1. At Last! Votes for Women

    Exhibition: At Last! Votes for Women

    15 September - 11 November
  2. Activity: Memory Café – Shops and Landmarks

    28 September, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  3. Talk: Cambridge Suffragists 1884-1913, Mary Ward and the Ladies Dining Society

    4 October, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  4. Activity: Memory Cafe – Traditions Around Death

    12 October, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm


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Trustee Recruitment
Help us to realise new governance and operations at the Museum of Cambridge
This is an unrivalled opportunity to use your knowledge and experience to help us shape the future of a unique museum at the heart of an eclectic city.

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.