Museum of Cambridge

Museum of Cambridge

Charity information

Museum of Cambridge

The Museum of Cambridge is an Accredited independent museum. Located in a Grade II listed building, a former coaching inn on Castle Hill, the Museum:
• is 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.

Founded 1968

  • Mission statement

    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

  • Aims

    Museum of Cambridge aims to:

    • TO ESTABLISH AND MAINTAIN IN CAMBRIDGE A MUSEUM FOR THE EXHIBITIONS OF ITEMS OF EDUCATIONAL, HISTORICAL OR GENERAL INTEREST.
  • Overview

    Established: July 1968

    Registered Charity Number: 311309

    Board members: 8

    Full time staff: 1

    Part time staff: 3

    Volunteers: 70

    Phone number: 01223 355159

    Address: Museum of Cambridge, 2/3 Castle Street, Cambridge CB3 0AQ

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