Museum of Cambridge


Museum of Cambridge Exterior

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2/3 Castle Street, Cambridge CB3 0AQ

Tel: +44 1223 355159

Cambridgeshire’s Heritage Centre

The Museum of Cambridge (formerly known as the Cambridge and County Folk Museum) was opened in 1932 to educate visitors on Cambridgeshire’s social history. Located in the former White Horse Inn, this museum mimics the home of an eighteenth century family with a full kitchen, bar and play room.

Museum of Cambridge Machine

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The museum’s collections range from coving coins, costumes, hobbies, fine art, music, medicine, textiles, and everything in between. Highlights include an old-fashioned mangle and a pump-operated vacuum cleaner.

The museum charges a small fee at the door, but their primary financial support comes from organizations such as the Cambridge 800 Committee and the Friends of the Folk Museum. With their assistance, the museum hopes to remain open to be enjoyed by generations of visitors to come.

The Museum of Cambridge is quaint place where visitors can experience first-hand what life was like for Cambridge residents of the past three hundred years.

Museum of Cambridge Tearoom

Outside of the exhibits is the museum’s vintage tearoom, open Saturdays; call for hours.  This free admission space serves fresh Kandula tea brewed in its own individual pot, and can be served in a variety of old-fashioned teacups and saucers.  Aside from tea, the caterers also serve fresh coffee, fruit juice, hot chocolate, and newly-baked pastries from the local bakery Afternoon Tease.

Family Friday

Museum of Cambridge

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The Museum of Cambridge offers special events for children every Friday during the school year.  Children of all ages can play with and explore the museum’s wide selection of toys and games from over three hundred years of history.

There is a small admission fee for children and several deals for returning visits; the museum also offers special preschool workshops.  This event is a must-see for children and toy-lovers alike.

For a list of other Cambridge museums CLICK HERE.

Map Location of The Museum of Cambridge

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