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A museum devoted to life in Cambridgeshire

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The Cambridge County and Folk Museum is devoted to the life that has happened around it and how the area has changed and developed. It takes a fascinating look at the people of Cambridge and its surrounding areas over the years.

Part of the museum building
The Museum was opened in 1936, and, very fittingly, owes its birth to some local people of Cambridge who wanted to see ways of life that were disappearing not forgotten. It was Catherine Parsons who began it all with her collection of Cambridge bygones, enlisting the help of her Cambridge Rotary fellows. The Museum is housed in what was the White Horse Inn, in the most historical part of Cambridge. Parts of the building itself date back to the 16th Century.

Various displays inside the museum
The Museum contains over 20,000 objects on display, all varied and giving a glimpse into the local life past. There are books, pictures, letters, paintings and much more. From Medieval times to the present day, the expert staff offer educational programs, specialist talks and guided tours to all looking for a wonderful experience of Cambridge life.

Some of the objects on display

Local tools showcasing Life in the Fens
Visitor Information
The museum is open Tuesday to Saturday, 10.30am to 5pm and Sunday 2pm to 5pm (closed Monday October to March). Entry costs £4 for adults and £2 for concessions. Tel: 01223 355 159

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