Museums and Art Galleries: Inner City (Northside)
Museum of Cambridge
2-3 Castle Street, Cambridge. CB3 0AQ • (01223) 355159
Previously known as the Folk Museum, this is a vibrant museum providing an insight into the history of Cambridgeshire people. The museum holds 20,000 objects that are related to the history of Cambridge and its area.
The museum was set up in 1936 by leading members of the town and university with the aim 'to interest the ordinary citizen in aspects of local social life which were fast disappearing in Cambridgeshire', an ethos which is still held today.
The museum is housed in a 17th century timber-framed building, which was formerly the White Horse Inn for 300 years. The wonderful and varied collections are displayed in nine room settings including the bar, the kitchen, the fens and folklore room and the playroom. Each room is filled with intriguing objects, some dating back to the 1600s, as well as familiar household items.
No easily accessible wifi. No smoking.
Open 10am-5pm Monday, Thursday to Saturday, 11am-4pm Sunday, Closed Tuesday and Wednesday (please check the website for any late changes).
Advance booking is not required.
Located north of the city centre on the corner of Castle Street and Northampton Street.
Cambridge railway station: 30 minutes walk.
Parking available nearby - payment required.
Museum of Cambridge, 2-3 Castle Street, Cambridge. CB3 0AQ • (01223) 355159
Last Updated Thursday 28 April 2022
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