Museum closed due to Coronavirus pandemic

We are sad to announce the Museum of Cambridge is now closed until further notice, following government advice. We have also cancelled our events for the time being. We hope we will be able to reopen for the Summer, but are uncertain when this will be. We will update our website and keep people informed by newsletter and social media.

The museum will very much need your support when it reopens, so please do look out for announcements. We’re still working behind the scenes, on email and social media, and if you have questions do get in touch on

Please support the Museum of Cambridge

We're hoping to re-open our doors to share our wonderful collections and characterful building with you again as soon as possible. In the meantime, we still very much need your support. Although we're not open at the moment, it costs almost as much to run the Museum with our doors shut as it does when we're open. Without the income from ticket receipts and our gift shop, the Museum is in a very difficult financial position, especially if the current closure lasts through our busy summer season. Our building, the former White Horse Inn, has survived through bubonic plague, the cholera pandemic, the Spanish flu, two world wars and 1960s town planning. With your help, we fully intend to reopen as soon as possible after the coronavirus pandemic has passed. 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. EXHIBITION: Women, Unity, Strength

    28 February, 10:30 am - 30 June, 4:30 pm


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Capturing Cambridge is a project which develops the Museum as a venue, resource centre and ‘home’ for local and community history projects in Cambridge.

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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.