Past events


Civil War comes to Huntingdon!

Up Close with the Cromwell Collection

Tuesday 3 July and Tuesday 17 July, 7pm, FREE

Join us for a tour of the Cromwell Museum and its collections with the museum’s curator Stuart Orme. Discover some of the stories behind this world class collection of objects, with a rare opportunity to see some of the treasures outside of their cases.

Places are limited and should be pre-booked online at:


Huntingdon and the Civil War

Thursday 5 July at 7pm, FREE

Talk held at the George Hotel

Find out about what happened in Huntingdon during the Civil War, including the battle of Huntingdon in 1645 with local historian and Cromwell Museum volunteer John Davies. The talk will compare Huntingdon against events across the country to examine whether it was typical of most communities, or how different given Cromwell’s associations with the area. The talk will also set some records “straight”, challenging some oft repeated assertions about this fascinating period in our history. More details and bookings at:


30th June 10am – 4pm

The opening event of the Huntingdonshire History Festival; all day re-enactment was given by the Sealed Knot with Living History camp, drill displays and displays of a 17th century court in the Town Hall.

Sealed Knot Re-enactment
Sealed Knot Re-enactment


8th March 2018

Visit by BBC Radio Cambridgeshire.

Sue Marchant of BBC Radio Cambridgeshire  was given a guided tour of the Museum  for her afternoon radio programme. Listen here to the tour.




19th September  2017 Sealed Knot raises the flag at Cromwell museum

Visitors were transported back to 1642 when Huntingdon MP Oliver Cromwell was raising troops and preparing for war. The event was organised by the Cromwell Museum Trust and opened by the current Huntingdon MP, Jonathan Djanogly, and the town’s mayor Jay Dyne.

Sealed Knot ‘soldiers’ raise the troops at Cromwell Museum event in Huntingdon
Sealed Knot ‘soldiers’ raise the troops at Cromwell Museum event in Huntingdon



17th June 2017

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Wednesday 27th September 2017

The Rt. Hon. Lord Naseby and the Trustees of the Cromwell Museum held The 2nd Annual Cromwell Museum Dinner On Wednesday 27th September 2017 At Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge

This will not be a puritan affair! After dinner, we shall challenge your preconceptions of Cromwell and his era with a short talk by guest speaker Dr James Brown of the University of East Anglia, so come and find out about drink and drinking in the 1650’s



Talk by John Goldsmith Previous Curator January 9th 

John Goldsmith, Chairman of the Cromwell Association and retired Curator of the Museum, will talk about the founding of the Museum and the Collection. We feel very lucky to have John talk to us and to share his knowledge about the history of the Museum. The talk will take place at the Town Hall at 7.30pm 
This is a joint event with the Friends of the Museum, who will organise refreshments. Just to give us some idea of numbers, can all Friends, Volunteers and Visitors please sign a list in the Museum if you would like to attend or send your names in an email to

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