Current Opening Hours and Recent News

Fens and Folklore

We’re coming to you on 14 July
We’ll be venturing beyond the Grade II listed walls of our Museum for the day as part of the Cambridge Big Weekend. Join us on Parker’s Piece for an afternoon of activities, chat and fun on Saturday 14 July.

Our Summer 2018 Schedule is now operating and our opening times are as follows:

  • Monday: (closed)
  • 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

We’ve extended our current exhibition Cambridge — Then and Now  until Sunday 15 July. Explore change across the county of Cambridgeshire through the eyes of students from Cambridgeshire Regional College and see familiar scenes from a different viewpoint.

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.