What's On

Fake News!

Discover how the printing press was a vital weapon during the 1640s as we recreate a print workshop of the time.


What's On

Town Centre Art Trail

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


For Teachers

Book a school visit!

Did you know we welcome school visits, and offer virtual sessions? Click below to find out more, and book a visit for your class.


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.


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 Bookkeeper to support our work - for more details visit our Vacancy Page.

Due to a private booking the Museum will open at 12pm (noon) on Saturday 11 September.

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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


We bring Oliver Cromwell to life for students through engaging tours, hands-on facilitated sessions, and virtual visits hosted in your own classroom. 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


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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