About Us


Refurbishment

The Cromwell Museum in Huntingdon is delighted to announce that it is to undergo a major refurbishment this autumn, thanks to a number of generous grants that it has received totalling over £160,000.

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What's On


Cromwell Lecture Series 2019

The Cromwell Museum is delighted to announce the 2019 Cromwell Lecture Series, a four part lecture series on the Civil War period by some of the country's top experts.

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Learning Hub


Sessions and resources

The Cromwell Museum can offer fun and engaging learning experiences for all ages, satisfying many different areas of interest. We have an amazing collection of objects in our care that can be used to explore the life and times of Oliver Cromwell in a variety of ways and at different levels.

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Welcome to the Cromwell Museum


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

Please note: The Museum is currently closed to visitors as it is undergoing refurbishment, and will reopen in March 2020. 

In the meantime, we have a temporary display of some of the highlights of our collections open in Huntingdon Town Hall for visitors to see. Please see our opening times page for more details. 

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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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The Cromwell Museum can offer fun and engaging learning experiences for all ages, satisfying many different areas of interest. We have an amazing collection of objects in our care that can be used to explore the life and times of Oliver Cromwell in a variety of ways and at different levels. 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

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

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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