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.

Elizabeth Cromwell Remembered

23-09-23 - 24-09-23
10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
An event held at Northborough, near Peterborough, to remember Elizabeth Cromwell, the wife of Oliver Cromwell, who is buried in St Andrew's Church
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Study Day: Parliament, politics and people: the History of Parliament, House of Commons 1640-1660

14-10-23 - 14-10-23
10:30 AM - 3:30 PM
A study day looking at Parliament before, during and after the Civil War, run by the Cromwell Association and History of Parliament Trust.
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Courtrooms by Candlelight

24-10-23 - 24-10-23
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
A rare chance to explore Huntingdon's historic 18th century courtrooms by candlelight, with tales of foul deeds and gruesome punishments!
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October Half Term: Portraiture

24-10-23 - 26-10-23
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Drop into the Museum during October half term and create your own portrait!
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Cromwell Museum Autumn Lecture Series

08-11-23 - 29-11-23
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
A four part lecture series on aspects of the life and times of Oliver Cromwell and the 17th Century by top experts in their field.
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'Cheshire's Oliver Cromwell? Sir William Brereton: a talk by Peter Gaunt

08-11-23 - 08-11-23
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Comparisons are often made between the careers of Cromwell and Brereton, but what parallels can really be drawn?
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‘Military Medicine during the Civil Wars’: a talk by Ismini Pells

15-11-23 - 15-11-23
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
In a 1600s war with mass casualties, how were the wounded looked after? Did these treatments match the best medical practice of the time?
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‘The Gloucester in the Caribbean, 1654 - 56’: a talk by Benjamin Redding

22-11-23 - 22-11-23
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
The shipwreck of the Gloucester has recently been found off the coast of Norfolk, but what role did it play in Cromwell’s ‘Western Design’?
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‘Women’s Lives and Writing during the Civil Wars’: a talk by Hannah Jeans

29-11-23 - 29-11-23
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Discover how many women participated in the Civil Wars and how they portrayed their actions in their letters, diaries and memoirs.
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