The Museum of Cambridge is an independent charity; we are not part of either the local council or the University. This means we rely entirely on entrance fees, room hire, donations and the work of volunteers to survive. Running the Museum costs around £200,000 per year, so any support is very much welcome.

The Museum of Cambridge is a unique institution that tells the social history of Cambridge and the surrounding region. Set in a Grade II-listed 17th-Century timber framed building, the former White Horse Inn, on the important Roman street from castle to river to university, the museum has told the fascinating stories of local people since it ceased trading as a pub in 1936.

We’re more than just a building. Our work with local communities brings people together. We run workshops and events that inspire people to create and learn, projects to collect and share memories and experiences, children’s activities to open young minds to discovering their heritage and culture, and exhibitions and displays to tell stories and celebrate achievements.

We can only do this with your help.

  • Every donation helps us look after our unique collections.
  • Every donation helps us to get more people involved, enriching lives and making a difference.
  • Every donation – no matter what size – makes an important difference.

Regular donations – whether monthly, quarterly or yearly – are particularly welcome as they allow the Museum to plan ahead with confidence.

Legacies have been a vital source of support for the Museum since its foundation in 1936. If you are considering remembering the Museum in your will, then please read our legacy leaflet for more information on how to do this most effectively.

However you choose to give, and at whatever amount, please consider making a donation to the Museum of Cambridge today.