Learning Hub


School and Group Visits

We bring Oliver Cromwell to life for schools and groups through engaging tours, hands-on facilitated sessions, and virtual visits hosted in your own classroom. Our learning sessions and resources for schools have been planned in line with the needs of the National Curriculum, and cover a number of curriculum areas, including history and citizenship.

Learning Hub


A visit to the Cromwell Museum gives visitors a unique opportunity to see real objects owned by or associated with Oliver Cromwell and his life and times up close. We bring this fascinating character and period to life for school and community groups through exciting tours, hands-on facilitated sessions, and virtual visits, and this is a key part of our work as an independent charity. We are an Arts Award Centre and can support schools with advice about their own activities, as well as organising our own.

Our learning sessions and resources for schools have been planned in line with the needs of the National Curriculum, and cover a number of curriculum areas. We pride ourselves on being flexible with our learning programme, tailoring our sessions to your needs. Our volunteer re-enactors are often able to join us for our sessions to bring first-hand knowledge to learners, and our Curator is able to offer his expertise to students through in-depth Q&As and tours. 

We welcome groups who are studying Museum Studies, Heritage Management or Tourism, or who are thinking about the importance of heritage and museums in our society. Our sessions can also be offered to home-schooled groups and youth groups including Scouts and Guides. 

We provide guided tours for groups, historical societies and coach tours by prior arrangement, giving in-depth and exciting glimpses into the Museum collections, the historic Town Hall, and Huntingdon's town centre. We are also happy to come out to give talks to groups about the Museum, Cromwell and aspects of the history of this period.

For families, we offer more informal opportunities to explore the history of Cromwell and the 17th century. We hold family-friendly events throughout the year, including at every half-term, and have fun and engaging activities available on our website for you and your children to do at home. 

Follow the links below for more information, or contact our Learning and Communities Officer at learning@cromwellmuseum.com.

NEW: Virtual Education Sessions

Many of our education sessions can be delivered virtually over video-conferencing. In these sessions, led by our experienced staff and volunteers, we bring the Museum to you in your classroom, allowing your students to see original objects up close, meet civil war soldiers, and take part in fun and engaging hands-on activities. In short: all the exciting benefits of visiting us, but on your time, without travel costs, and in the safety of your school environment.

For Schools - Key Stage 1 & 2


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We can help your pupils discover what life was like in the 17th century and think about the local and national importance of Oliver Cromwell through facilitated sessions and loan boxes. Read more

For Schools - Key Stage 3


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We cover the Early Modern Britain period of the Key Stage 3 History curriculum with our sessions, providing pupils with the unique opportunity to see real objects relating to the English Civil War and Oliver Cromwell. Read more

For Schools - GCSEs and A-Levels


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We welcome GCSE and A-level students looking at the Stuart period, Cromwell, and the English Civil War as part of their exam studies from across the UK. Read more

For Universities and Researchers


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We welcome and encourage links with many Universities from the UK and beyond, either bringing students to visit the Museum or individuals with research enquiries and follow up visits. Read more

For Groups


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We provide guided tours for groups, historical societies and coach tours by prior arrangement, giving in-depth and exciting glimpses into the Museum collections, the historic Town Hall, and Huntingdon's town centre. Read more

For Families


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We offer a variety of fun activities for families throughout the year, including at every half-term. Read more

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