Your Museum Needs You

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.

Due to the latest government guidance on a national lockdown, The Museum of Cambridge is now closed until further notice. Please consider continuing your support by donating to the Museum. We look forward to welcoming you back soon, but in the meantime don’t forget to check out our online exhibitions and see what we are up to on our socials.

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

The online version of our exhibition on the life of Allan Brigham can now be viewed.

Unfortunately our new on site exhibition FORGE can not be seen as we are currently closed to visitors.

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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. FORGE New Exhibition

    17 December 2020, 1:00 pm - 8 February 2021, 5:00 pm
  2. Online herbal tea tasting: sharing traditional knowledge

    6 February, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
  3. Hidden Cambridge Walking Tour (February)

    7 February, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
  4. Hidden Cambridge Walking Tour (March)

    7 March, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
  5. Community Zine

    26 March, 8:00 am - 4 April, 5:00 pm
  6. Cambridge Festival

    26 March, 8:00 am - 4 April, 5:00 pm
  7. Hidden Cambridge Walking Tour (April)

    4 April, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
  8. Hidden Cambridge Walking Tour (May)

    2 May, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
  9. Hidden Cambridge Walking Tour (June)

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


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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.

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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.