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.
Grammar School Walk