New Exhibit

Secret State: Cromwellian Spies and Intelligence

A new display looking at the world of spies, assassins and secret codes during the English Civil War and Protectorate...


For Families

Secret Spy Training

Drop into the Cromwell Museum during May half term to become a 17th century spy, and learn to write in secret code, make invisible ink, and more!


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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!


For Families

Visit us with your family this summer!

We've got lots of free activities for families throughout the year! Become a civil war soldier, discover what life was like in the 17th century, and take part in events during the school holidays.


Group Visits

Guided Tours

Looking for a visit or your club, society or coach group? We offer tours of the Museum, Town Hall and Cromwell's Huntingdon...


Welcome to the Cromwell Museum

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

We are recruiting! We are looking for a Weekend Visitor Assistant - follow the link for details.

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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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