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Cromwell Museum, Huntingdon

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The Cromwell Museum in Huntingdon, England, is a museum containing collections exploring the life of Oliver Cromwell and to a lesser extent his son Richard Cromwell. Oliver Cromwell was born in Huntingdon in 1599 and lived there for more than half his life. The museum is located in the former grammar school building in which Cromwell received his early education. Founded in 1962, the museum contains significant artifacts, paintings and printed material relating to The Protectorate. The museum is run by the Cambridgeshire Libraries, Archives and Information Service, part of Cambridgeshire County Council.BuildingThe Cromwell Museum is located in the old grammar school building attended by Cromwell and the diarist Samuel Pepys. The building retains fragments of the medieval infirmary hall of the Hospital of St John the Baptist (circa 1170-90). The hospital was an almshouse for the poor and was founded by David Earl of Huntingdon. Keeping to an Augustinian rule, the masters of the hospital were appointed by the mayor and burgesses of the town until the suppression of chantries and hospitals in 1547. Vested in the corporation of the town, the hospital building became Huntingdon Grammar School which remained in the building until moving to a new location in 1896, eventually moving to Hinchingbrooke House on the outskirts of the town.
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  • History buffs will love this place. Lots to learn, to see. You can spend time reading up lots of stuff. You can also buy reminders of your visit. 
  • Small, but perfectly formed museum that deals with everything Oliver Cromwell, the most famous son of the town. Be prepared to interrogate staff who are knowledgeable. Only a few hours needed, unless ...  more »
  • Built in the middle of the high street a small schoolwhich Oliver cromwell attended, now turned into this lovely little museum with artifacts about the man.Not going to take long to look round even if...  more »
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  • A petite but fascinating museum. Our kids loved it!
  • Could be really good local museum but is not marketed and is really struggling to survive There are no local signs or information which is a real shame because this could be a great tourist attraction
  • The guy who runs this museum is a star :-) I just spent a very nice evening with our local cub group. The talk was entertaining and informative . A great place to visit for all ages .
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