We’re committed to doing all we can to tell the stories of the people of Cambridge and the surrounding area that might otherwise be forgotten.

We’re privileged to care for such a wonderful collection – from the extraordinary to the every day – and we want to make this available to as many people as possible. But we need your help.

The Museum of Cambridge is an independent charity; we are not run by either the local council or the University. This means we rely entirely on entrance fees, room hire, donations, the work of volunteers and the generosity of our Friends to survive.

Your subscription helps fund the preservation of our collection and archives, the development of events and community work, as well as special exhibitions and displays.

As a Friend you will enjoy:

  • free admission to the Museum at any time, along with a guest
  • free entry to all our talks and many of our special events
  • a 10% discount in our shop
  • a 15% discount on private hire of the museum
  • a regular newsletter
  • invitations to Friends-only events

Subscription Prices


Individual Friendship: £25 a year
Joint Friendship: £40 a year
Individual jobseeker/student Friendship: £10 a year
Joint jobseeker/student Friendship: £15 a year


Individual Lifetime Friendship: £400
Joint Lifetime Friendship: £600
Individual Lifetime Friendship for those over 60: £200
Joint Lifetime Friendship for those over 60: £300

Are you short of ideas for that special birthday, anniversary or festive gift? A Friendship also makes a great gift for a friend or loved one. If you’re buying a Friendship for someone else, please make sure you enter their details rather than your own.