Museum of Cambridge

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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.

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Opening hours

Tues-Sat 10.30-17.00
Last admission 16:30

Sun 12.00-16.00
Last admission 15:30

Closed Mondays, except Bank Holiday Mondays (12:00-16:00)

Please check website for up to date Winter Opening Hours

Admission charges

Adults: £4
Concessions: £2
Children under the age of 12: FREE

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

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.
Mysterious objects from the Museum's collection, including witch balls, and moles paws

Museum of Cambridge Mystery Tour

  • 30 October 2015 5:30-7:30pm

Investigate the Museum's nine rooms as you join us on a journey through the history of 2/3 Castle Street. What was hidden behind the old staircase? What clues can you find in the floorboards? Question the collection and seek answers in this family mystery tour.

Friday 30th October 4:30-6:00

Suitable for ages 5 and up

Adults: £6.00
Concession: £4.00
Children under 12 free

Booking essential.
Call: 01223 355 159

Suitable for

  • Any age
  • Family friendly


Adults £6.00
Concessions £4.00
Children under 12 FREE


Museum of Cambridge
3/4 Castle Hill




01223 355159

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