New Exhibit

Cromwell's Huntingdon

Our new exhibit looks at what Huntingdon was like whilst Cromwell lived here and his early life.


What's On

Cromwell's Huntingdon Guided Walk

An evening guided walk exploring Huntingdon in the 1600s, including Royal visits, Civil War battles, Witchcraft and Cromwell!


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!


What's On

Spring Lecture Series

A series of online talks by leading experts on aspects of the 1600s - watch live or the recording at your leisure!


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Find out more on our YouTube Channel!

Explore more about Cromwell's life and times through our YouTube Channel...


Welcome to the Cromwell Museum

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

We are seeking an Audience Development Consultant to work with us. Could this be you? More details on our Vacancies page.

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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?


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


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


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.


Did Cromwell Ban Christmas?

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


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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