The Museum of Cambridge

We are the Museum of Cambridge. Our collection shares more than 300 years of history in a 400 year old former pub and coaching inn. Discover the social history of life in Cambridge where you'll learn extraordinary stories of the ordinary people.

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The Museum of Cambridge invites you to explore a different side of Cambridge. Leaving behind the grandeur of the city and University, step inside our 400 year old former pub and coaching inn to see what Cambridge is all about.

Our fascinating collection of objects from across Cambridgeshire and the Fens tells a story about what life was like as the University developed in Cambridge. From family recipes to fenland magic, we can’t wait to share our extraordinary stories with you.

As one of only a few independent museums in Cambridge we are volunteer operated and our opening hours may vary, we aim to be open:

Monday: 10-5pm
Tuesday and Wednesday: Closed
Thursday-Saturday: 10-5pm
Sunday (and Bank Holidays): 11-4pm

For more information about what’s on, and how to make the most of your visit, check out our website: The Museum of Cambridge – A small museum, with a big story to share

If you are interested in local history, also look out for Capturing Cambridge | Discover Cambridge through the ages where you can explore Cambridge’s history building by building.



  • WI-FI

Accessibility Facilities

  • Assistance dogs welcome
  • Staff available to assist

Did you know?

First World War poet Rupert Brooke studied at King’s College, Cambridge, and spent time living in Grantchester. He was so enamoured with the Cambridgeshire village he penned one of his most famous works, The Old Vicarage, about his home there.