Today, the Museum of Cambridge reopened to the public after a long period of closure.
Each week from Thursday to Sunday, the Museum’s Front of House team will warmly welcome visitors onsite to explore the ordinary stories of the ordinary people of Cambridge, and beyond.
The Museum has something for everyone, and visitors will encounter over 300 years of Cambridgeshire history through a fascinating collection of objects related to everyday life. There is also the opportunity to make connections between the past and the present and to explore a Grade II listed 17th Century building.
Daniel Zeichner MP, joined us to mark our official reopening and to meet staff, trustees and volunteers. Check out our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram feeds to see more snaps from the ribbon-cutting ceremony.
This half term, is the chance to get involved in some exciting family-focused storytelling workshops too with professional storyteller folklorist Chip Colquhoun, taking place both online and in the Museum’s outdoor courtyard.
The Museum has been working hard to prepare for the Museum’s reopening. Front of House volunteers and the staff team have been receiving a combination of online and in-person training on updated Covid-19 safety measures, so they are ready to welcome visitors safely.
The Museum’s dedicated 60-person-strong volunteer team will also be enjoying the chance to fully reacquaint themselves with the Museum after what has been a year-long absence for some. Deep cleaning and gardening will also be taking place at the Museum ahead of reopening so the site is looking it’s best when the doors open to the public.
The announcement to reopen comes after a long period of closure, during which the Museum’s future appeared uncertain. However, thanks to the generosity and support of a local and international community of donors and the Arts Council England’s Cultural Recovery Fund, the Museum is now able to open its doors to the public once more.
The forthcoming reopening is in line with current government restrictions. Everyone at the Museum has worked hard to ensure that visitors will have a safe and comfortable experience during their time at the Museum.
Staff, trustees and volunteers are so looking forward to welcoming visitors back onsite. Check out visiting information here.