Current Opening Hours and Recent News

Fens and Folklore

It’ll br jelly good fun at the Museum on 21 July
Join the waspish Fanny Cradock for a practical exploration of the history of jelly. You can get involved as well! Make your own fabulously-coloured, quick-setting agar jelly balls; see who can make the tallest tower out of marshmallows and spaghetti and create your very own vision of Cambridge in the the year 2196. All part of the fun and excitement of Castle Hill Open Day 2018

Our 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

For one week only, we are holding a pop-up exhibition of Chivers’ publicity in the Museum. Drop in to learn about the Cambridge firm that made the jelly and jam staples of every British tea table.

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.

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Upcoming Events

  1. Jellies

    Event: Castle Hill Open Day – Wobbly Goings-on at the Museum

    21 July, 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  2. Activity: Summer at the Museums – Papercrafting with the Cambridge Museum of Technology

    31 July, 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
  3. Activity: Summer at the Museums – Family Engineering Morning with the Cambridge Museum of Technology

    2 August, 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
  4. Activity: Summer at the Museums – Papercrafting with the Cambridge Museum of Technology

    7 August, 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
  5. Activity: Summer at the Museums – Family Engineering Morning with the Cambridge Museum of Technology

    9 August, 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

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Opportunities

We have no staff vacancies at present. We are looking for motivated individuals with a range of different skills to join our volunteers group. Interested?

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.