Our Opening Hours

Unfortunately, due to volunteer shortages, we will be closing our Museum from 1:30pm on Saturday 22 February. We will open again from 11:30am on Sunday 23 February. Sincere apologies for any inconvenience caused. 

Our 2020 schedule is in operation — we’re open for visitors throughout the week, as follows:

  • Monday: 10:30am – 5:00pm
  • 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

Are you interested in working for the Museum? We have positions open for an Operations and Facility Manager and a Community and Visitor Engagement Officer. See the Opportunities page for more details.


Did you know that our Museum Shop stocks a wide range of exciting and unique products that will make perfect gifts throughout the year?


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: Children’s Books at the Museum of Cambridge

    3 January, 9:30 am - 26 February, 5:00 pm
  2. EXHIBITION: Women, Unity, Strength

    28 February, 10:30 am - 5 April, 4:30 pm
  3. March Walking Tour: Hidden Cambridge and the Museum of Cambridge

    1 March, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm


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Operations and Facility Manager
Community and Visitor Engagement Officer
Trustees of the Museum

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.