We exist as a place where people discover and celebrate the diverse stories of Cambridge, its surrounding area and its people. As we continue to preserve and interpret a dynamic collection, we unlock the past for present and future generations. Connecting communities, we provide a sense of place, identity and heritage.
Our strategic aims are that, through innovative and creative practice, we will:
- Create a resilient and sustainable organisation
- Connect with and strengthen the bonds between diverse communities in Cambridge and its surrounding area
- Contribute to local knowledge, understanding and skills using the collection and other museum resources.
The Museum of Cambridge (formerly the Cambridge and County Folk Museum) is a fully accredited independent museum. Located in a Grade II listed building, a former coaching inn on Castle Hill, the Museum:
- is normally open to the public from Tuesday to Sunday;
- aims to preserve and interpret the continuing social history of the Cambridge area;
- holds over 20,000 donated objects, paintings, diaries, photographs, documents, kitchen implements, tools, toys, and a significant regional folklore collection – all used and/or made locally;
- offers temporary special exhibitions; workshops and lectures; schools sessions; children’s holiday activities; advice to the public on their own artefacts; a shop and weekend tea room;
- is supported by a well-established Friends group and a team of volunteers who staff the reception desk, shop and tea room.
- Museums / heritage