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Find out about upcoming events and what's on at the Cromwell Museum Huntingdon

The Cromwell Museum
The Cromwell Museum



YOUR chance to help develop the Cromwell Museum

The Cromwell Museum is keen to hear from local people and visitors to Huntingdon about how it should develop. Over the summer the Museum is holding consultation sessions to develop a plan for how it should develop, improve and expand over the next ten years and we’re keen to hear from local residents, interested groups and local businesses. A public meeting is being held on Thursday 23rd August at 6pm at Huntingdon Town Hall,  those who are interested are welcome to come along to and give their views.

As the Museum is now run by an independent charitable trust, we want to create a vision for what the Museum will look like in 2028, and a detailed plan for the next five years .  As such we’re having a series of sessions with different interested groups and stakeholders to get their views and ideas.  This is a chance to have your say and help shape the future of the Cromwell Museum – we do hope you’ll get involved.

The Museum Development Plan session is on Thursday 23rd August, starting at 6pm, at Huntingdon Town Hall. Everyone is welcome to attend and refreshments will be provided.

Meet a Civil War Soldier

EVERY Friday in July, 1pm – 3pm, FREE

Pop in to the Museum and meet a Civil War Soldier; ask questions about 17th century life and the English Civil War and see the weapons, clothes and food that a soldier in the English Civil War had.

Workshop Wednesdays

EVERY Wednesday in August, 11.30am – 1pm, £2 per child

A great summer holiday activity for families! Drop into the Museum and take part in a different craft activity each week to take away with a 17th century theme to it. Make your own replica of Cromwell’s hat, design your own Civil War flag or make a sweet smelling pomander! No need to book, just come on the day.

Weds 1 Aug Soldiers Top and Tails, make a flag
Weds 8 Aug Clothing Make Cromwell’s hat
Weds 15 Aug Writing Make a 17thc document
Weds 22 Aug Medicine Make a 17thcentury nosegay
Weds 29 Aug Food Make a playdoh ‘Subtlety’


Recruits Required!

Saturday 1st & Sunday 2nd September, 11.30am – 3pm, £3 per child

Find out what life was like during the Civil War with a great range of activities to complete as part of a family-friendly trail. Explore the museum, try on replica clothing and armour, find out about 17th century food and cures, make your own helmet and learn some pike drill. If you’re successful as a soldier you’ll be rewarded with a coin for your pay to take away! No need to book, just come on the day.