An special exhibition of items belonging to Cromwell
16 October 2018 – 13 January 2019 (during normal museum opening hours)
A very rare opportunity to see some personal objects belonging to Oliver Cromwell from the private collection of one of his direct descendants, which have not been seen in public for over half a century. These include a pair of Cromwell’s gloves, his baby gown, several portrait miniatures and a remarkable door lock used to secure his bedroom whilst he was Lord Protector. As seen recently on ITV
Trial of Charles I to be recreated in heart of Huntingdon
On Friday 8 and Saturday 9 February 2019, the Museum will be staging dramatised performances recreating the tumultuous events of the trial of King Charles I in January 1649, to be held in the atmospheric surroundings of one of the historic courtrooms in Huntingdon Town Hall.
Working with members of the Sealed Knot historical re-enactment society, and using original trial records from the Parliamentary Archives, the Museum has produced an edited and dramatised version of the trial, which will be recreated with all the key figures including King Charles I and Oliver Cromwell being played by amateur actors. Performances will be staged during the daytime on Friday 8 February for schools who are studying the period, then on Friday evening and during the day on Saturday 9 February as ticketed shows for the general public.
Public performances of the trial are being held at 7pm on Friday 8 February; and at 10.30am, 12 noon, 2pm and 3.30pm on Saturday 9 February. Performances will last about 70 minutes. Tickets for these performances are £7 per person, and can be booked via the Cromwell Museum or online via the Museum’s website or at: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-trial-of-charles-i-tickets-53859491188