Opening Hours, Christmas Opening and Current Events

Opening hours: We’re operating our Winter 2018 Schedule and our opening hours 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

Yuletide opening arrangements: we’ll be open as usual until 5:00pm on Saturday 22 December and then closed for the Christmas holidays. We’ll return to our normal opening hours from Wednesday 2 January 2019.

We’re reviewing the possibility of special opening hours between Christmas and New Year with our staff and volunteers at present. Check back for more details soon.

Our current exhibition: We are 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 that will make perfect gifts this Christmas.

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

  • Oral history training
    Creating a Permanent Record of Our Oral History
    We’re told wondrous, curious and sometimes tremendously heart-breaking stories about the past as we grow up but they are so easily lost. How can we preserve them? We want to create a team of oral historians who will help us to collect tales from around Cambridgeshire. We're running oral history training sessions where you can learn how to interview people for our archives...
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  • Museum, side view, painting
    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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  • Museum of Cambridge, building sign
    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: Oral History Training

    22 October, 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  3. Activity: Intergenerational Activity Day

    23 October
  4. Play Reading: Man and Woman – The Question of the Day

    8 November, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm


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We have a number of opportunities to volunteer at our Museum available at present, more information is available on our volunteering pages

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.