What's On


Dressed to Kill: Arms and Armour of the Civil War

Thursday 11th July - Sunday 22nd September

Admission is free

Find out about the arms and armour used by soldiers during the period of the 17th Century Civil Wars and the changes in technology and equipment.

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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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About Cromwell


An iconic figure

Oliver Cromwell is an iconic figure in British history, known throughout the world. Born in Huntingdon in 1599, he went to school in the building which now houses the Cromwell Museum. This section of our website introduces Cromwell, his life and times, and the Civil Wars.

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Welcome to the Cromwell Museum


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

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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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