What's On

The Poorest He: The Putney Debates

A dramatization of events in 1647 which led to the foundation of democracy


What's On

'All People One: The Levellers'

In 1647 a movement known as ‘Levellers’ campaigned for the first time in British history for all men to have the right to vote. This new exhibit explores their story.


For Families

Half Term Activities!

Join us during half-term to take part in a new family trail at the Museum, or try out block printing!


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.


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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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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