Events


What's on

The Cromwell Museum has a wide variety of temporary exhibitions, events, talks and tours throughout the year to appeal to a range of interests. The entries below are our current programme for the next few months.

‘Cruel Necessity?’

02-02-19 - 07-04-19
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
An exhibit looking at the trial and execution of Charles I in January 1649
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The Trial of Charles I

08-02-19 - 11-04-19
8:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Join us for dramatized performances recreating the tumultuous events
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Cromwell’s School in LEGO!

13-04-19 - 02-06-19
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Come and see local LEGO mastermind Mike Addis’s latest creation, a scale model of the Museum building as it would have been in Cromwell’s time
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Portraits Past and Present!

18-02-19 - 18-02-19
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
February Half term art workshops with artist Tony Nero
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Approaching Portrait Painting

19-02-19 - 19-02-19
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
An opportunity for younger students to look in depth at the Museum’s portraits
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Approaching Portrait Painting

19-02-19 - 19-02-19
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
An opportunity for younger students to look in depth at the Museum’s portraits
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Cromwell by Candlelight

20-02-19 - 20-02-19
4:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Take the chance to visit the Cromwell Museum by the form of illumination Cromwell would have known – candlelight!
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Spinning a Yarn for Huntingdon Arts Festival

06-04-19 - 06-04-19
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Visitors will be able to discover different fibres, finished yarns and have a go at winding a skein!
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Spinning a Yarn for Huntingdon Arts Festival

07-04-19 - 07-04-19
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Visitors will be able to discover different fibres, finished yarns and have a go at winding a skein!
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Inspired by Cromwell

13-04-19 - 19-05-19
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
An exhibition of local young people’s artworks, inspired by the items in the Cromwell Museum’s collections.
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Naseby: Cromwell’s Flagship

25-05-19 - 02-06-19
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Come and see a huge 1/32 scale model of the flagship of Cromwell’s navy, the ‘Naseby’
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Inspired by Cromwell

13-04-19 - 19-04-19
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
An exhibition of local young people’s artworks, inspired by the items in the Cromwell Museum’s collections
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Dressed to Kill: Arms & Armour of the Civil Wars

11-07-19 - 29-09-19
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Find out more about the fearsome arms and armour used by soldiers during the period of the 17th Century Civil Wars
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Up Close with the Cromwell Collection

09-07-19 - 09-07-19
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Join us for a tour of the Cromwell Museum and its collections with the museum’s curator Stuart Orme.
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Up Close with the Cromwell Collection

23-07-19 - 23-07-19
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Join us for a tour of the Cromwell Museum and its collections with the museum’s curator Stuart Orme.
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Meet a Civil War Soldier

26-07-19 - 26-07-19
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
A Huntingdonshire History Festival Event. To tie in with our new ‘Dressed to Kill’ display, pop in to the Museum and meet a Civil War Soldier.
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Workshop Wednesday - 1600s Clothing and fashion

07-08-19 - 07-08-19
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Drop into the Museum and take part in a different craft activity each week to take away with a 17th century theme to it.
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Workshop Wednesday - Civil War Soldiers

14-08-19 - 14-08-19
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Drop into the Museum and take part in a different craft activity each week to take away with a 17th century theme to it.
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Workshop Wednesday - 1600s Food & Schooling

21-08-19 - 21-08-19
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Drop into the Museum and take part in a different craft activity each week to take away with a 17th century theme to it.
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17th Century Science and Medicine

27-07-19 - 27-07-19
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Huntingdonshire History Festival Event. Find out more about the development of science and medicine around the time of Cromwell.
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Workshop Wednesday - 1600s Medicine and Surgery

28-08-19 - 28-08-19
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Drop into the Museum and take part in a different craft activity each week to take away with a 17th century theme to it.
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Cromwell’s Huntingdon Guided Walks

28-08-19 - 28-08-19
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Join the Museum’s curator Stuart Orme for an entertaining and informative guided walk around the centre of Huntingdon.
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Levellers! Living History and Drama Event

28-09-19 - 28-09-19
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
A dramatised presentation on the 1649 mutiny
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‘The Leveller Revolution’: A talk by writer and journalist John Rees

06-11-19 - 06-11-19
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
As part of the 2019 Cromwell Lecture Series, writer and journalist John Rees will talk about the Levellers, based upon his bestselling book 'The Leveller Revolution'.
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'Cromwell and Ireland': a talk by Professor John Morrill

13-11-19 - 13-11-19
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
As part of the 2019 Cromwell Lecture Series, the Cromwell Museum is delighted to welcome back internationally renowned expert on Cromwell, Professor John Morrill.
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'Wounded, Widows & Orphans:Civil War Petitions': a talk by Dr Ismini Pells

20-11-19 - 20-11-19
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
As part of the 2019 Cromwell Lecture Series, the Cromwell Museum is delighted to welcome part of the team working on the remarkable 'Civil War Petitions' project, Dr Ismini Pells.
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The Cromwell Lecture Series 2019

06-11-19 - 06-11-19
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
A programme of lectures on the life and times of Oliver Cromwell
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