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

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.


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We have the following positions open at the moment
Operations and Facility Manager
Community and Visitor Engagement Officer
Trustees of the Museum

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.