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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.
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
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.
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.
- 1 January 2013 — 30 March 2014 *on now
An exhibition about the first map of Huntingdon, drawn when Cromwell was a child. It is the best representation we have of the town known by Cromwell, fragments of which remain to be seen
- 2 April — 3 August 2014
A loan collection of Cromwell related objects, never displayed in Huntingdon before, and from a private collection. It includes personal objects such as gloves and spectacles associated with Cromwell
- 5 August — 31 December 2014
Coats of arms and the symbols they contained, were of immense significance to Cromwell and the Protectoral regime. The exhibition will include a coat of arms, one of the devices used at Cromwell's funeral in november 1658.
The Cromwell Museum, Huntingdon