Burwell Museum of Fen Edge Village Life
Burwell CB25 0HL
A museum (reg.charity No.290431), run entirely by volunteers, depicting village life on the edge of the Cambridgeshire Fens from the Saxons to the 60s. The displays are housed in various attractive buildings including an 18th century timber framed barn. Stevens' Mill, a Grade II* Listed windmill next to the museum site, is part of the museum but is awaiting full restoration.
Cambridge Museum of Technology
The Old Pumping Station, Cheddars Lane
Cambridge CB5 8LD
Sited on the bank of the River Cam, the museum is housed in the Old Pumping Station which was built to pump Cambridge's sewage out to the sewage works at nearby Milton. A major feature of the museum is the two Hathorn Davey pumping engines installed in 1894 to pump the sewage from the well beneath the engines. These are the only engines of this type still running in the world. There is also a display of objects produced by local industries including Pye and Cambridge Instrument Company.
Centre for Computing History
Rene Court, Coldhams Road
Cambridge CB1 3EW
Established in 2006, the centre for Computing History is a pioneering educational charity. Its core purpose is to increase understanding of developments in computing over the past 50 years through exploring the social, cultural and historical impact of the Information Age.
Grammar School Walk, Huntingdon
Huntingdon PE29 3LF
Located in a fragment of a medieval monastic building and the former town Grammar School attended by Oliver Cromwell. The museum marks the life and legacy of Oliver Cromwell 1599-1658, who rose to prominence during the English Civil Wars of the mid 17th century, and became the head of state, the Lord Protector, during England's only experiment with Republicanism.
The Old Gaol
Ely CB7 4LS
Ely Museum is housed in one of the oldest buildings in Ely, dating from the 13th century, it has been a private house, a Tavern, a Registry Office & the Bishop's Goal. Sensitively renovated in 1997, much of the buildings history can still be seen, including prisoners' graffiti, hidden doorways and original planking on the walls. Collections: The displays include fossils from marine dinosaurs, prehistoric tools and weapons, Roman pottery and Anglo Saxon jewellery. An archive film shows methods of farming in the past, and the Debtors and Condemned Cells show visitors what the Bishops' Gaol was really like.
Farmland Museum & Denny Abbey
Denny Abbey, Ely Road, Waterbeach
Cambridge CB25 9PQ
Explore the rural life of Cambridgeshire and discover the fascinating story of the Benedictine monks, Knights Templar and Franciscan nuns who lived in Denny Abbey. Peel away the layers of history in the abbey - from the Victorian farmhouse to the Norman interiors of the 12th century church and the 14th century Franciscan refectory. Find out about farming in the past by visiting the farm buildings including a 17th century thrashing barn, explore the craft workshops, which include a wheelwright and blacksmith. Collections: Agricultural objects relating to Cambridgeshire, mostly 19th and 20th century which demonstrate the transition from hand tools to the mechanisation of farming. Domestic social history collection related to living in rural Cambridgeshire.
Fenland & West Norfolk Aviation Museum
Fenland & West Norfolk Aircraft Preservation Society, Old Lynn Road
West Walton, nr Wisbech PE14 7DA
One of the finest and most interesting collections of aviation archaeology in the United Kingdom. All the exhibits (except the aircraft) are housed in purpose built premises comprising of three large themed halls, with interactive displays, well lit cabinets and structured themes. Collections: A splendid collection of memorabilia, mostly associated with aviation past and present, including the second world war, Falklands conflict and Desert Storm. We have the cockpit from one of the two MiG 29's which collided at RAF Fairford (both pilots escaped injury) - the only MiG 29 cockpit in the UK.
Cambridge CB2 1RB
From Egyptian coffins to Impressionist masterpieces - the Fitzwilliam Museum's world-class collections of art and antiquities span centuries and civilizations.
Flag Fen Archaeology Park
The Droveway, Northey Road
Peterborough PE6 7QJ
Flag Fen is the site of a 3500 year old ritual causeway and ceremonial platform. Made from wood it contains 60,000 upright timbers and has yielded one of the best collections of Bronze Age Celtic swords, jewellery and tools in the country. Collections: The museum of the Bronze Age at Flag Fen contains artefacts found on site, including the oldest wheel in England on permanent display.
Duxford CB22 4QR
IWM Duxford tells the story of the impact of aviation on the nature of war and on people's lives. Set within Britain's best-preserved Second World War fighter station, seven impressive hangars filled with extraordinary collections and state-of-the-art exhibitions take you on an unforgettable journey through times of war and peace. Collections: The Normandy Experience looks at the dramatic invasion of Europe on D-Day, June 1944, and the events that followed in Normandy and NW Europe until the end of the war. 'Monty' reveals one of the men behind the events shown in The Normandy Experience - Field Marshal Montgomery. The British Aircraft Collection: A selection of military and civil aircraft for you to browse. The Naval Collection: A fascinating range of exhibits from midget submarines to naval helicopters. The Land Warfare Hall houses Duxford's collection of tanks, trucks and artillery. The Battle of Britain Exhibition looks at the people and machines involved in the Battle of Britain and the Blitz of 1940-1941. The American Air Museum houses the finest collection of historic American combat aircraft outside the United States. 'The Forgotten War' Exhibition highlights the political, military and the personal aspects of the Second World War in the Far East, the Pacific and in particular, Burma between 1941 and 1945. The history of the Royal Anglian Regiment Museum from 1958 - 1960. Includes The Cambridgeshire Regiment Collection. AirSpace houses the finest collection of aircraft including iconic Concorde, the Lancaster and much more.
March & District Museum
March PE15 9JJ
Set up as a local folk museum, there are a number of displays showing the life and times of the late 19th and early 20th Centuries and ongoing to the present day. Room arrangements represent a kitchen, parlour and nursery bedroom while the outside exhibits include a reconstructed working forge, a Fenland cottage and privy.
Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology
Cambridge CB2 3DZ
Founded in 1884, the museum of Archaeology and Anthropology holds world-class collections of art and artefacts from all over the world, representing cultures and histories over millennia.
Museum of Cambridge - formerly Cambridge & County Folk Museum
2/3 Castle Street
Cambridge CB3 0AQ
Housed in the former White House Inn, this warm-hearted museum was founded in 1936 and has recently been renovated. Fun and interactive, the museum displays the everyday life of Cambridgeshire people. Collections: Eight rooms to see, including The Inn Bar, The Kitchen, Domestic Crafts, University & City, Childhood and Fens & Folklore.
Museum of Classical Archaeology
Cambridge CB3 9DA
The museum of Classical Archaeology is one of nine University of Cambridge museums and collections. Why not leave the hustle and bustle of the city centre behind to discover a whole new way of seeing ancient art? Our cast gallery houses over 450 plaster casts of Greek and Roman sculpture, each of which has its own story to tell.
National Horseracing Museum
99 High Street
Newmarket CB8 8JL
The story of the people and horses involved in racing from its Royal origins to Lester Piggott, Frankie Dettori and other modern heroes. Highlights include: the head of Persimmon, a great Royal Derby winner in 1896; a special display about Fred Archer, the late Victorian jockey who committed suicide, which features the pistol he used to take his life; and the colourful jackets of 'Prince Monolulu', the 1950s tipster.
Nene Valley Railway Museum
Wansford Station, Stibbington
Peterborough PE8 6LR
Nene Valley Railway is the UK's leading international steam attraction, based at Wansford Station, and covering the stations of Ferry Meadows, Orton Mere, Yarwell Junction, and Peterborough. As both a living heritage railway, which is tended to by its loyal band of volunteers, and a thriving attraction for the public to enjoy all year round, Nene Valley Railway offers the chance to experience the thrill of riding a steam engine; learn about the railway's history; and explore the picturesque surroundings of the Nene Valley area.
Norris Museum, The
St Ives PE27 5BX
The Norris Museum is a gem of a museum, telling the story of Huntingdonshire's past from the earliest times. We are located just down the road from Market Hill (the main shopping street) and we have an attractive garden which looks out onto the river.
Octavia Hill's Birthplace House Museum
8 South Brink
Wisbech PE13 1JB
The Birthplace House was built in about 1740 on Wisbech's South Brink. As a Grade II* listed building, it is particularly important as a building of outstanding architectural or historic interest. The house was home to James and Caroline Hill as they undertook the social reform activities on which their daughter's life work was based.
Peterborough PE1 1LF
Peterborough Museum is a fascinating and fun place to visit for all the family, right in the heart of the city centre. There are over 212,000 objects, which have been collected over 130 years.
Polar Museum, The
Scott Polar Research Institute, Lensfield Road
Cambridge CB2 1ER
The Scott Polar Research Institute was established in 1920 by Frank Debenham as a memorial to Scott and his companions. Debenham was a geologist on Captain Scott's British Antarctic (Terra Nova) Expedition 1910-13. Collections: The museum holds an unrivalled collection of artefacts, paintings, drawings, photographs (including cinematographic film, lantern slides, and Daguerreotypes), and other material relating to polar exploration, history and science. The museum displays feature items from Scott's last expedition, including farewell letters to friends and family, diaries, the sleeping bag of Captain Oates, and the black flag left by Amundsen.
Prickwillow Drainage Engine Museum
Main Street, Prickwillow
Ely CB7 4UN
The museum is housed in the original Prickwillow Engine House in a picturesque setting on the banks of the River Lark just a few miles from Ely, Lakenheath and Mildenhall. The original building has been extended in recent years to provide modern visitor facilities to cater for families and tourists, as well as the enthusiast of Britain's industrial heritage.
Peterborough PE2 9NR
Railworld has a superb 'OO' gauge Model Railway layout, with a number of features. We have refurbished the layout over the last 18 months, with new scenery, track layout alterations.
Ramsey Rural Museum
The Woodyard, Ramsey
Huntingdon PE26 2XE
Ramsey Rural Museum is housed in a variety of 18th century farm buildings. The collections include a wide variety of agricultural implements and tools used by local craftsmen.
Royal Anglian Regiment Museum
Imperial War Museum, Duxford
Cambridge CB2 4QR
The museum is designed to inform the public about the regiment's history and accomplishments by collecting, recording and conserving items associated with the regiment in attractive, up-to-date displays. The Royal Anglian Regiment is the regiment of the ten Counties of East Anglia and the East Midlands and was the first Large Regiment of Infantry in the British Army. The museum covers the history of the East and Royal Anglian Regiments since the amalgamations of the former County Regiments from 1958-60.
Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences
University of Cambridge, Department of Earth Sciences, Downing Street
Cambridge CB2 3EQ
The Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences is the oldest of the University of Cambridge museums, having been established in 1728 as the Woodwardian Museum. Since then the collection has grown from about 10,000 fossils, minerals and rocks, to at least 2 million.
St Neots Museum
The Old Court, 8 New Street
St Neots PE19 1AE
A lively local museum tells the story of this busy market town on the River Ouse, from prehistoric times to the present day.
Stained Glass Museum, Ely Cathedral
The South Triforium, Ely Cathedral
Ely CB7 4DL
The Stained Glass Museum's main aim is to help people understand and enjoy stained glass. Our Gallery exhibition illustrates over eight hundred years of the history and beauty of this ancient craft. Founded in the early 1970s the museum is located inside Ely Cathedral and is the only museum in the United Kingdom completely dedicated to stained glass.
Thorney Heritage Museum
The Tankyard, Station Road
Thorney, Peterborough PE6 0QE
The Thorney Heritage Museum is an independent museum operated by The Thorney Society. Our main aim is the preservation of the heritage of Thorney and to be a point of contact for education, research and general interest.
University Museum of Zoology
Cambridge CB2 3EJ
The museum of Zoology, part of Cambridge University's Department of Zoology, is home to a huge variety of recent and fossil animals. Displays trace the evolution of animal life, with intricately beautiful shells, a comprehensive collection of British birds, and many large skeletons of mammals. Our collections rival those of the major university museums world-wide, and are used for academic study by researchers within and beyond the University. Collections: The museum's collections date back to 1814, and draw many of the earlier specimens from the great collecting expeditions of the 19th century, including Charles Darwin's 'Beagle' voyage.
Whipple Museum of the History of Science
Department of History and Philosophy of Science, Free School Lane
Cambridge CB2 3RH
The Whipple Museum holds a pre-eminent collection of scientific instruments and models, dating from the Middle Ages to the present. The Main Gallery of the museum is housed in a large hall with Jacobean hammer-beam roof-trusses, built in 1618 as the first Cambridge Free School.
Town Hall, Market Street, Whittlesey
Peterborough PE7 1BD
Whittlesey Museum, housed on the ground floor of the 19th century Town Hall in Market Street, was opened in 1976. The Costumes Room was once used to house the town's horse drawn fire engine.
Wisbech & Fenland Museum
Wisbech PE13 1ES
Wisbech & Fenland Museum is one of the oldest purpose-built museums in the country. The original Museum Society was formed in 1835, and the present building dates from 1847. Collections: Thomas Clarkson and the Transatlantic Slave Trade: Wisbech is the home town of slavery abolitionist Thomas Clarkson and the museum holds documents, letters, books and artefacts relating to his work.