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.
Some of the games on offer: Dune, Mixed Pickles, and Dominoes

Vintage Gamers

  • 13 May 2016 7-10pm

On Friday 13th we open our doors to our collection of original and reproduction vintage games! Indulge in some 80’s nostalgia with Dune and Bent Outta Shape, have a go with Victorian dexterity games Mixed Pickles and Spillikins, and try not to make any enemies while playing the 1940’s card game, Impertinent Questions! This event is a great opportunity for you and your friends to have a laugh and experience a great range of old games, many of which are little known or out of production.

Suitable for

  • 18+


£5 normal rate
£3 concession

Museum of Cambridge
3/4 Castle Hill




01223 355159

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