Our online Resources aim to extend to everyone, no matter their age or background, the understanding and enjoyment of the collections and displays in our wonderful 17th century timber framed building, and the exhibitions co-curated with Cambridge communities.
The museum collection we care for comprises over 20,000 objects relating to the social history of Cambridge and Cambridgeshire, making it an invaluable window into the diverse communities that shaped and continue to shape this city.
We are developing our learning resources to reflect the richness and variety of voices in Cambridge, past and present, exploring representations of the communities and heritage of our city. Some of the themes we explore have to do with migration and identity, family, gender, home, local crafts, trades and business, local and world history. We also make connections between people and places, which can bring so many stories to life.
These online Resources are here to offer everybody an opportunity to learn about the social history of Cambridge, and develop new skills. They are great on their own, or to do before or after a visit to the Museum.
Most importantly, they are fun and original! We hope you enjoy them.
- Create your own collection!
- Designing an Inn Sign
- Fenland Traditions and Folklore
- Sensing Cambridge
- Story Time with Cambridge Characters
- Alexander Crummell: The pioneering African American minister and abolitionist who studied at Cambridge
- Annie Carnegie-Brown (1891-1981), Cambridge’s First Policewoman and WW2 Spycatcher
- Charles “The Cambridge Wonder” Rowell, ‘Long Distance Champion of the World’
- Eglantyne Jebb, Founder of Save The Children
- Elizabeth Woodcock, Miraculous Survival After Being Buried in Snow For EIGHT DAYS (1799)
- Francis Williams and The Mystery of the First Black Student at Cambridge University
- Millicent Fawcett, Forgotten Hero of the Women’s Suffragist Movement
- Victorian Wash Day