Current Opening Hours and Recent News

Fens and Folklore

We are recruiting:
We are looking a Community and Visitor Engagement Officer to work with us for 12 months on a range of activities to enhance our engagement and audiences.  Interested? Find out more…

We are operating on our Spring Schedule and opening times throughout the month are as follows:

  • Friday: 10:30am – 5:00pm
  • Saturday: 10:30am – 5:00pm
  • Sunday: 12:00pm – 4:00pm

Our current exhibition Cambridge — Then and Now, which runs until 1 July, explores change across the county of Cambridgeshire through the eyes of students from Cambridgeshire Regional College.

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.


Upcoming Events

  1. Exhibition: Cambridge Then and Now

    2 June, 10:00 am - 1 July, 4:00 pm
  2. Activity: Medicinal Cocktail Mixing at the Hidden Rooms

    24 June, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm


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We are currently seeking to appoint a Community Participation Coordinator for our Tracing Traditions project and a Community and Visitor Engagement Officer to work on our Capturing Cambridge project

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.