What's On


Women of the Civil War

Meet costumed reenactors to discover the lives and stories of women in the 1640s.

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New Exhibit


'Weaker Vessel?' Women of the Civil Wars

A new exhibit looking at the role that women played in the Civil Wars and Republic.

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For Schools


Class Visits

We offer sessions to schools from Primary to Sixth Form - in person onsite, visiting your school or even virtual sessions online!

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For Families


February Half Term Activities

Join us at the Cromwell Museum during February half term and take part in free, family friendly activities!

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Cromwell's Life and Times

Find out more about Cromwell, his life and times and our collections through our YouTube channel!

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Welcome to the Cromwell Museum


Exploring the life and times of the 17th century soldier and statesman Oliver Cromwell 'Warts and All'.

WE ARE NOW OPEN AGAIN ON SUNDAYS!

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Support


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There are many ways to support the Cromwell Museum and help to ensure that the story of Oliver Cromwell – his life, times and influence on modern democracy – is kept alive and brought to ever more people’s attention.  Read more

What's On?


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The Cromwell Museum has a wide variety of temporary exhibitions, events, talks and tours throughout the year to appeal a range of interests. The entries below are our current programme for the next few months. Read more

Learning Hub


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Find out how we bring Oliver Cromwell to life for families, school groups, youth groups, and more through fun activities and trails, hands-on curriculum-linked workshops, and engaging tours led by expert staff. Read more

Plan a Visit


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The Museum is located in the heart of Huntingdon town centre, just off the historic town square, across the road from the Town Hall and All Saint’s Church. Please see the map for our location. Read more

Fact, fiction and controversies


Cromwell and the Cathedral

13 cathedrals were badly damaged by Parliamentary forces in the English Civil War. 'Of these only one - Peterborough Cathedral - was damaged by forces commanded by Cromwell.

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Did Cromwell Ban Christmas?

In a word no, Puritan MPs in Parliament did in 1647. We don't know Cromwell's views on Christmas.

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Did you know...

Oliver Cromwell was the first person in England recorded as having eaten Pineapple. We don't know what he thought of it though!

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