List of museums in Cambridgeshire

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This list of museums in Cambridgeshire, England contains museums which are defined for this context as institutions (including nonprofit organizations, government entities, and private businesses) that collect and care for objects of cultural, artistic, scientific, or historical interest and make their collections or related exhibits available for public viewing. Also included are non-profit art galleries and university art galleries. Museums that exist only in cyberspace (i.e., virtual museums) are not included.


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Name Image Town/City Type Summary
Anglesey Abbey, Gardens and Lode Mill Anglesey Abbey south side - - 777802.jpg Lode Historic house Operated by the National Trust, 1930s period house featuring a collection of rare clocks, gardens, and working flour mill
Blacked-Out Britain War Museum Huntingdon History information, everyday life in Britain during World War II
Bourn Windmll Bourn Mill website, open trestle post mill
Burghley House Peterborough Historic house Grand 16th-century country house with gardens, collections of fine and decorative arts
Burwell Museum Burwell History Themed building exhibits include agriculture, period rooms and household items, military life, blacksmith's shop, a Roman pottery, a Victorian school room, vintage vehicles, carts, farm equipment
Cambridge Museum of Technology 4649.CambridgeMuseumOfTechnology.jpg Cambridge Technology Located in an original sewage pumping station, includes equipment, information and artefacts from local industries
Cambridge Science Centre Cambridge Science Hands-on science exhibitions, workshops, shows and talks
Cambridge University Library CambridgeUL.jpg Cambridge Library Changing exhibits of art, history and culture from its collections, part of the University of Cambridge
Cambridge University Museum of Zoology Zoology museum, Cambridge.jpg Cambridge Natural history Specimens of fossil and living animals, part of the University of Cambridge
Centre for Computing History Cambridge Computer Technology and the social, cultural and historical impact of the computing revolution
Chatteris Museum Chatteris Local website, local history, culture
Cromwell Museum Cromwell Museum, Huntingdon - - 729359.jpg Huntingdon Biographical Life of 17th century English military and political leader Oliver Cromwell
Farmland Museum and Denny Abbey Denny Abbey.JPG Waterbeach Multiple Agriculture, local history, and historic abbey dating to the 12th century
Elton Hall Elton Hall - - 1258739.jpg Elton Historic house Baronial hall and gardens on a 3,800-acre (15 km2) estate
Ely Museum Ely Local website, area history, culture, natural history, located in the Bishop's gaol
Fenland & West Norfolk Aviation Museum Wisbech Aviation website, military aviation, including the World War II, the Falklands conflict and Desert Storm
Fitzwilliam Museum FitzwilliamMuseum.jpg Cambridge Art Includes fine art, coins, Egyptian collections, antiquities, Near-Eastern and Asian art and artefacts, decorative art, part of the University of Cambridge
Flag Fen Bronze Age Centre and Archaeology Park Flag fen roundhouse.jpg Peterborough Archaeology Open air reconstruction and finds from a Bronze Age settlement
Hinchingbrooke House Schoolio 003.jpg Huntingdon Historic house Tudor country house, ancestral home of the Cromwell and Sandwich families
Houghton Mill Houghton Mill - - 3090419.jpg Houghton Mill Operated by the National Trust, restored water mill
Imperial War Museum Duxford Imperialwarmuseumduxfordairspacecrop.jpg Duxford Aviation Military aircraft, military vehicles, artillery and minor naval vessels
Kettle's Yard KettlesYard.jpg Cambridge Art Gallery of 20th century and 21st century art, part of the University of Cambridge
Kimbolton Castle Kimbolton Castle 01.jpg Kimbolton Historic house Final home of King Henry VIII's first queen, Catherine of Aragon, open for tours on a very limited basis
Lawrence Room Cambridge Archaeology website, artefacts of Anglo-Saxon, Egyptian and Classical Mediterranean origin, at Girton College, Cambridge, part of the University of Cambridge
Longthorpe Tower Longthorpe Tower1.jpg Longthorpe Historic house 14th century, three-story tower featuring mediæval wall paintings
The Manor (Cambridgeshire) Hemingford Grey - - 901724.jpg Hemingford Grey Historic house One of the oldest continuously inhabited houses in Britain, made famous as the house of Green Knowe by Lucy Boston
March and District Museum March Local Local history, culture
Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology Museum of Archeology and Anthropology, Cambridge.jpg Cambridge Multiple Archaeology and anthropology artefacts from England, Ancient Rome, Africa, the Pacific, and great works of African, Asian, and native American sculpture, part of the University of Cambridge
Museum of Cambridge Cambridge & County Folk Museum - - 631123.jpg Cambridge Local Local history and culture, period room displays, artefacts of everyday life, formerly the Cambridge and County Folk Museum
Museum of Classical Archaeology Cambridge Art Plaster casts of Greek & Roman sculpture, part of the University of Cambridge
New Hall Art Collection Cambridge Art Works by women artists, part of Murray Edwards College, a women's college of University of Cambridge
Norris Museum, Cambridgeshire St Ives Local website, local history, culture
Octavia Hill's Birthplace House Wisbech Biographical website, home of 19th century British social reformer Octavia Hill, co-founder of the National Trust
Peckover House & Garden Peckover House 2.jpg Wisbech Historic house Operated by the National Trust, Georgian merchant's townhouse with Victorian walled garden
People's Portraits Exhibition Cambridge Art website, long term exhibition of portraits of ordinary people from all walks of life created by the Royal Society of Portrait Painters, at Girton College, Cambridge, part of the University of Cambridge
Peterborough Museum Peterborough Museum and Art Gallery - - 309522.jpg Peterborough Multiple Local history, art, archaeology, natural history, Jurassic fossils
Prickwillow Museum Prickwillow Drainage Engine Museum - - 1379305.jpg Prickwillow Technology website History of the changing landscape of the Fens and the principles of drainage which created it, features restored diesel engines in a former pumping station
Railworld Railworld Peterborough.jpg Peterborough Railway Sustainable transport, model trains, railway locomotives, memorabilia
Ramsey Rural Museum Ramsey History website, history of rural Fenland life, period rooms and businesses, agriculture, trades
Rupert Brooke Museum Grantchester Biographical website, life and works of poet Rupert Brooke, located adjacent to The Orchard tea garden
Ruskin Gallery Cambridge Art Part of Anglia Ruskin University
The Polar Museum Scott Polar Research Institute - - 1480014.jpg Cambridge Science Part of the University of Cambridge, history and science of explorations of the Arctic and Antarctic
Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences The Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences, Downing Street - - 699009.jpg Cambridge Natural history Geology, rocks, minerals, fossils, part of the University of Cambridge
St Neots Museum St Neots Local Local history, culture, prison cells
Stained Glass Museum Ely Cathedral window 20080722-02.jpg Ely Art Historic and contemporary stained glass, located in Ely Cathedral
Stretham Old Engine Stretham Old Engine.JPG Stretham Technology Working steam engine
Taggart Gallery and Museum Great Staughton Art Shop with museum featuring historic decorative tiles
Thorney Heritage Museum Tankyard and Museum, Thorney - - 198605.jpg Thorney Local website, local history, culture
Tower Museum Bassingbourn Royston Military History of RAF Bassingbourn during World War II
Waterbeach Military Heritage Museum RAF Waterbeach 1945.png Waterbeach Military (Note: currently closed) History of RAF Waterbeach until 1966 and of Waterbeach Barracks
Whipple Museum of the History of Science NewtonsTelescopeReplica.jpg Cambridge Science Historic scientific instruments and items about the history of science, part of the University of Cambridge
Whittlesey Museum Whittlesey Local Local history, culture
Wimpole Hall Wimpole Hall 02.jpg Wimpole Historic house Operated by the National Trust, opulent mansion, gardens and grounds
Wimpole Home Farm Home Farm, Wimpole Hall - - 1214788.jpg Arrington Agriculture Operated by the National Trust, 18th century working farm
Wisbech & Fenland Museum Museum entrance - - 822609.jpg Wisbech Multiple Local history and culture, natural history, decorative arts
Wysing Arts Centre Bourn Art Contemporary arts centre

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