Running out of gift ideas for Christmas? Want to give a different kind of present this year? Why not gift an Adopt an Object to someone! As the festive season approaches, the Museum of Cambridge invites history enthusiasts and patrons
This is a first of a series of Volunteer Highlights- showcasing the behind-the-scenes work our volunteers do here at the Museum. Find out more about Collections volunteering from Ruth! Hello, my name is Ruth Tillyard; I am one of the
Hanging behind the reception counter at the Museum of Cambridge is the unmissable sign, R.MAYNARD ENGINEER WHITTLESFORD Who was he? Well, it was a Robert Maynard who in 1834 set up a foundry making agricultural implements on Whittlesford High Street.
Tucked away safe in a box labelled ‘Folklore’ at the Museum of Cambridge is a wooden frame with a piece of brown paper in it. At first glance, you might look at this object and think it’s no more than
A photo of a horse brass sent to Capturing Cambridge a few months ago has triggered a curious investigation and a journey from football to leather briefcases and eastern mysticism, all centred on Norfolk Street! The horse brasses are on
My name is Beau, and I am over the moon to join the wonderful team at the Museum of Cambridge as their shiny new Collections Officer! Prior to arriving at the Museum of Cambridge I was completing a year-long museum
Since taking on the role of Director at the Museum of Cambridge in April, I have had the privilege of delving into the rich history of this remarkable institution, which has opened its doors to visitors, schools, and researchers since
Sophie Casford our Engagement Officer has been with the Museum for nearly a year. Before she gets super busy with a jam-packed Summer of glorious events she shares the joys and achievements of her role to date! This year has
In 1843, at fourteen years of age, Josiah Chater moved from Saffron Walden to Cambridge to take up a draper apprenticeship. He lived on St Mary’s Street opposite Holy Trinity Church (near present-day FatFace) and began a life in Cambridge.
As the proud custodians of 40,000 objects, we have a lot of work to do taking care of them all. Whether an item is 60 or 600 years old, they all come with unique challenges. I’m Alex, the Museum of