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The Museum of Cambridge

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The Museum of Cambridge


2/3 Castle Street


Tel: 01223 355159

Discover the vibrant history of Cambridge life in this friendly museum. Set in a 17th Century building you can explore the nine themed rooms about the lives of Cambridgshire people. See the kitchen, bar, folklore and childhood rooms, which show how people have lived, worked and played since the 1660s.

The Museum of Cambridge was set up in 1936 with the aim 'to interest the ordinary citizen in aspect of local social life which were fast disappearing in Cambridgeshire'. An ethos which is still held today. The museum is housed in a 17th century timber framed building, which was the White Horse Inn for 300 years.

Of great interest to locals and visitors alike, the wonderful and varied collections are displayed in 9 room settings such as the bar, the kitchen, the Fen and Folklore room and playroom. Each room is filled with intriguing objects, some dating back to 1600's, as well as familiar household items.

These displays come to life with our temporary exhibitions and our events programme, which encourage visitors to explore life in the past.

This warm hearted, interactive museum displays the vibrant history of Cambridgeshire people. Fun events and special exhibitions throughout the year. For more information visit 

Opening Times

Opening Times (1 Jan 2020 - 31 Dec 2020)
Bank Holiday11:3016:30


Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult£6.00 per ticket
Child (Under 12)Free
Concession£4.00 per ticket

The best value in Cambridge - all our entry passes allow for unlimited visits to the museum for 12 months. Come and visit our shop featuring many exclusive items including a 'Made In Cambridge' range - great for gifts!

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