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Museum of Cambridge, Cambridge

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The Museum of Cambridge, formerly known as the Cambridge & County Folk Museum, is a museum located in Castle Street in central Cambridge, England. It is housed in eight rooms in the former White Horse Inn, a public house that closed in 1934. The museum presents the lives of the people of Cambridge and its surrounding area, the county of Cambridgeshire from 1700 onwards. The collection includes objects covering applied art, coins, costumes, decorative art, fine art, hobbies, law and order, medals, medicine, music, social history, textiles and toys.The museum is supported by Cambridge City Council, the National Lottery, through the Heritage Lottery Fund, and two local organisations: the Cambridge 800 Committee, a registered charity founded in 2006, whose aims are "to help ensure the future of the Cambridge and County Folk Museum so that it can be enjoyed by future generations, especially children". the Friends of the Folk Museum, whose separate short term fund-raising provides specific items for the museum. The museum was shortlisted for the 2006 Gulbenkian Prize.
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  • This is a museum in what was a very old public house. As such the building is a museum piece itself and provides a great background atmosphere to the collection. It used to be known as the Folk Museum...  more »
  • The building itself dates from 1600 A.D. It used to be an inn before it became a museum in 1936. It has a "bar", a "snug", a kitchen, a guest room, a dining parlour, and interesting exhibits about the...  more »
  • This museum has a small charge so it gets neglected. It is close to a stunning art space undergoing renovation as I write in 2016 but it is worth visiting if you are going to see Magdalene College or ...  more »
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  • I was there on my own today.I must say,I really enjoyed the it.The man Tom in the shop was very friendly, and very helpful. The museum was full of local artifacts, and there was also audio information. I'll be back next time I'm in Cambridge.
  • Good for children, but very chaotic and little.
  • If you have a couple of hours to spent in Cambridge it could be worth the 4£ of the admission ticket. Nothing special but still you can find some interesting old stuff. It's basically a collection of tools and amenities used in daily life activities from the former owner of the house.
  • Make sure to visit the house behind the main exhibition centre
  • Wonderful place to visit if you're in Cambridge. So many great things to see and all in such a lovely environment. The staff couldn't do enough to accommodate us and there were lots of things to keep the children amused. If you visit on Saturday or school holidays you will be able to visit the tearoom for some fantastic tea and super yummy cakes. There's even a lift so the whole place is easily accessible.