Cromwell Museum

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Located in a fragment of a medieval monastic building and the former town Grammar School attended by Oliver Cromwell. The Museum marks the life and legacy of Oliver Cromwell 1599-1658, who rose to prominence during the English Civil Wars of the mid 17th Century, and became the head of state, the Lord Protector, during England's only experiment with Republicanism.

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Opening hours

1 April- 31 October
Tues-Sun 10.30-12.30 13.30-16.00
1 November - 31 March
Tues - Fri& Sun 13.30-16.00
Sat 10.30-12.30 13.30-16.00

Closed: All day Monday

Admission charges

Admission free

Portraits, personalia and documents associated with Cromwell, his family and the Parliamentary side of the Civil War. A significant loan collection from Cromwell's descendants is also on display.

Collection details

Coins and Medals, Fine Art, Personalities, Weapons and War

Key artists and exhibits

  • Two portraits by Robert Walker, who was effectively the 'court' painter for the Parliamentary side of the Civil War, along with two cabinets provenanced to Cromwell.

Cromwell Museum
Grammar School Walk
PE29 3LF


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museum's e.mail


01480 375 830

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