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Museum of Cambridge

  • Cambridge
  • Indoor
  • All Ages
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Attraction Information

Museum of Cambridge, formerly the Folk Museum, is a local social history museum housed in the former White Horse Inn, a half-timber-framed building dating back to the early 17th century.

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.

The Museum offers a range of activities for families with children of all ages. Young children are encouraged to explore the permanent collection with our fun activity filled ‘busy boxes' in hand. The Museum attic playroom also contains a toy chest with fun traditional games. On most Fridays we offer an ever-changing ‘Fab Family Friday' event geared towards Under 5s in the attic space.

During the half term holidays, older kids can partake in themed activity trails (available during all opening hours) as well a range of bookable workshops and activities, such as model making and hands-on crafts. The events on offer change with the season, so please check our website through the link or call us for up to date details.

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Opening hours

Monday to Saturday 10:30 - 17:00
Sunday and Bank Holidays 11:30 - 16:30
For Christmas opening please see the attractions website.


General Admission
Adults: £6.00
Kids (0-12): Free
Concessions: £4.00
Ticket prices allows unlimited visits for 12 months.

Travel & Contact Information


2 and 3 Castle Street, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB3 0AQ, England

Phone number

01223 355159



Click here to visit Museum of Cambridge's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Museum of Cambridge has not told us about their parking.

Yes, there are toilets, accessible toilets and baby changing facilities.

Yes, there are baby changing facilities.

Yes, you can bring a picnic.

Yes, snacks are available.

No, Museum of Cambridge is not wheelchair friendly.

No, Museum of Cambridge have stated they are not pushchair friendly.

Museum of Cambridge has not told us if they are dog friendly.

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