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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  • A lovely little museum showing many items that relate to rural life in the area. It was interesting to see many items from my childhood.  more »
  • I enjoyed the Cambridge & County Folk Museum - everything from the lovely musty smell of the old building, to all the lovely artefacts and exhibits. Really well worth a visit  more »
  • Quotes from the two children we took. "Amazing, learnt a lot" , "loved doing the challenge and running the sweet shop". "The play room at the top, with all the toys from years and years ago, some are ...  more »
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  • I loved this place, it was like going back in time! Very informative museum displaying all sorts. Highly recommend.
  • A most interesting visit, well recommended, worth the £4 fee. Also home of a most beautiful painting by Ward, a view of Cambridge a very long time ago.
  • I found the museum to be very interesting, I really felt engaged with the vibe and feel of the environment in the exhibition spaces, the content and the inspiration taken from the rooms. I particularly enjoyed the Childhood room and the exhibits that were there, as the room was a telling of Folklore and childhood history across the last three centuries that have been rooted in Cambridge. Very good museum and would recommend in you are looking for some good primary research and ideas based on Folklore in some capacity or studying a project on Folklore Customs (like I am).
  • Some good old artefacts here. Bit pricey for what it is though. (£4 per adult). Tea room only open at weekends!
  • Nice! Old things and stories. What more do you want?
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