Museum re-opening soon

We’re very pleased to announce that the Museum will be re-opening in August. We’ll announce an exact date as soon as we can: keep an eye on this page and our social media channels. In planning to re-open the Museum, the safety and health of our visitors and our volunteers and staff is our top priority, and we won’t​ re-open until we have the correct measures in place to do so. A team of staff, volunteers and trustees is currently working carefully to assess the risks involved and put in place the necessary measures so that we can welcome visitors back to the Museum of Cambridge as soon and as safely as possible.

While our physical doors remain shut for now, you can experience our very first virtual exhibition Drawing Connections…at the edges: Art in Prisons.

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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.

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    We’re very pleased to announce that the Museum will be re-opening in August. We’ll announce an exact date as soon as we can: keep an eye on this page and our social media channels. In planning to …
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Upcoming Events

  1. Drawing Connections …at the edges: Arts in Prisons

    15 July - 1 September
  2. Drawing Connections: Restorative Engagement Live Talk

    19 August, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  3. Drawing Connections: Re-entering Society Live Talk

    26 August, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Opportunities

We have the following positions open at the moment:
Treasurer of the Museum, Development Manager, Collections Officer

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.