What's On

From Dunbar to Durham: An Archaeological Mystery

In 2013 dozens of skeletons of Civil War soldiers were found in Durham; discover what these tell us about life and death during the 1650s in this exhibition.


For Families

Workshop Wednesdays

Join us each Wednesday in August to train with civil war soldiers, take part in creative and fun activities, and explore the life of Oliver Cromwell.


For Teachers

Learning Programme

We offer curriculum-linked workshops for primary and secondary schools. Click below to find out more and book an in person or virtual session for your class.


Featured Article

Thomas Fairfax: The Forgotten Leader

Discover the story of Thomas Fairfax, the Parliamentarian forgotten leader in this article written by George, our latest Year 10 work placement student.


Online Shop

Museum Guide Book

Enhance your visit with our of our lavishly illustrated guidebooks, which explain Cromwell's story.


Welcome to the Cromwell Museum

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

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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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