Your Museum Needs You

We are open!

Thursdays to Saturdays 1pm-5pm and 1st Sunday of the month 12pm-4pm

There is no need to book your visit and tickets can be purchased at the Museum.

Like many in the heritage sector, Covid-19 has dealt us a significant financial blow.

We’ve been forced to close for most of the year, losing thousands of pounds in admissions revenue.

So, we’ve launched a fundraising campaign, aiming to raise £50,000 by March 2021.

We’re counting on the people of Cambridge and the surrounding area to rally round and support us, just as they did when we were set up in 1936.

Please consider giving what you can. Any amount, large or small, will make a huge difference to us.

You can donate online today, or send a cheque to 2/3 Castle Street, CB3 0AQ.

Our new virtual exhibition The Things We See is now available online.

You can also view our exhibition on the life of Allan Brigham previously on show in the Museum.

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Please support the Museum of Cambridge

The Covid-19 pandemic has put the Museum of Cambridge at severe financial risk. Being closed for most of the year has severely limited the admissions income on which we depend. Our building, the former White Horse Inn, has survived through bubonic plague, the cholera pandemic, the Spanish flu, two world wars and even 1960s town planning. With your help, we fully intend to remain open to tell the fascinating stories of everyday Cambridge life to future generations. Please consider supporting the Museum by donating online today. Any amount, however large or small, will make a real difference. Thank you.


Upcoming Events

  1. Online Exhibition: The Things We See

    2 November - 13 December
  2. Hidden Cambridge Walking Tour (December)

    6 December, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm


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We are currently looking for a new Treasurer Trustee.

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.