Museum of Cambridge - formerly Cambridge and County Folk Museum

Museum of Cambridge - formerly Cambridge and County Folk Museum
2/3 Castle Street
Cambridge
Cambridgeshire
CB3 0AQ
England

Website

www.museumofcambridge.org.uk

www.facebook.com/cambridgefolkmuseum

E-mail

events@museumofcambridge.org.uk

Telephone

01223 355159

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Housed in the former White House Inn, this warm-hearted museum was founded in 1936 and has recently been renovated. Fun and interactive, the museum displays the everyday life of Cambridgeshire people. Our unique collection is displayed over three floors of this historic timber-framed building. The museum has full wheelchair access and a lift to all floors. Additionally, we have a very popular shop, retailing a variety of gifts, novelties and traditional toys.

Venue Type:

Museum

Opening hours

Mon-Sat 10.30-17.00
Sun 14.00-17.00

Closed Mondays

Admission charges

Adults £3.50
Concessions £2
Children £1 (1 child free with each paying adult)

Discounts

  • Museums Association

Eight rooms to see, including The Inn Bar, The Kitchen, Domestic Crafts, University & City, Childhood and Fens & Folklore.

Explore the lives of people today and of the past through our touch-screen computer and CD-Rom.

Collection details

Archives, Coins and Medals, Costume and Textiles, Decorative and Applied Art, Fine Art, Law and Order, Medicine, Music, Social History, Toys and Hobbies

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.

Community Cabinet with the Cambridge Szeged Society

  • 4 October — 9 November 2014 *on now

View Textiles loaned and curated by Julia Seiber Boyd on behalf of the Cambridge Szeged Society in our latest Community Cabinet exhibition.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Free with Museum admission

Chaos Theory

  • 16 October — 2 November 2014 *on now

This piece is an atmospheric and evocative experience reflecting the effects of time and the inescapable breakdown of human connections. Part of the art:language:location - Cambridge.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Free exhibiton located in Museum Courtyard

Curating Cambridge - Home:Worlds Within

  • 20 October — 23 November 2014 *on now

Hidden amongst the collection of bygones at the Museum of Cambridge is an exhibition of tunnel-book 'dioramas', carefully constructed from photographs, drawings and collage.

Admission

Free with Museum admission

Curating Cambridge - My Home is my Museum

  • 20 October — 23 November 2014 *on now

An exhibition of quirky, fascinating and varied objects from the Museum of Cambridge collections paired with donations from the Cambridge public.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Free with museum admission

Living on Land and Water

  • 1 — 30 November 2014

Discover a lost world of interconnecting waterways - once a vital network for people living and working in the East Anglia Fens.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Free with museum admission
Limited opening - please phone museum to check

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.

Fenland Folk Tales!

  • 28 — 30 October 2014
  • 1 — 2 November 2014

Join volunteers to create your own fenland folk art and listen to some fantastic folk tales!
Starts Promptly at 11:00am
Sunday 2nd November, starts 12:00pm Prompt

Suitable for

  • 14-15
  • 11-13
  • 7-10
  • 5-6

Admission

Free with museum admission

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