What's On


Trial of the Huntingdon 9

This year is the 375th anniversary of the visitation of one of the most sinister figures in 17th century history to Huntingdon, the infamous and self-styled ‘Witchfinder General’ Matthew Hopkins.

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Town Centre Art Trail

Find replicas of some of our artworks in unexpected places around Huntingdon town centre!

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Civil War Lecture Series

An online lecture series that explores different aspects of the bloody Civil Wars that tore apart Britain and Ireland in the 1640s and 1650s. Click on the link to find out more. ..

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Online Shop


Mrs Cromwell's Cookbook

For the first time in many years we've now republished Mrs Cromwell's Cookbook, 'the Court and Kitchen of Elizabeth Cromwell', originally published in 1664...

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About Us


Museum Reopening & Coronavirus

The Cromwell Museum is reopening on May 19, with revised opening hours and arrangements in place in light of the current circumstances in order to safeguard our visitors, volunteers and staff.

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Welcome to the Cromwell Museum


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

We are now open again to the public!

We are currently seeking a freelance fundraiser to work with us - click here for more details.

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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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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

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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