The Cromwell Museum

The Cromwell Museum, Huntingdon: Address, Phone Number, The Cromwell Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

The Cromwell Museum
4.5
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Housed in the former grammar school that Oliver Cromwell attended, this history museum features a collection of paintings and personal items related to the Lord Protector of the Commonwealth during the 17th century.
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Lorrain M
County Durham, UK148 contributions
British Civil Wars - this museum is s must see.
May 2021 • Couples
We visited today and it did not disappoint.
The staff were lovely, friendly and incredibly knowledgeable about Cromwell and the English Civil Wars.
It's a small museum and the space has been used we'll to display all the brilliant artifacts.
The gift shop area is well stocked with really nice items.
A unique museum and well worth a visit.
Written 31 May 2021
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SJH
Dunchurch, UK515 contributions
Fascinating
Aug 2020
Free admission. Located in the heart of Huntingdon. A small but fascinating museum. The curator, who is often on site, has lots of fascinating anecdotes to add to the experience.
Written 16 September 2020
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WolfordWanderer
Great Wolford, UK149 contributions
Well presented, excellent value
Aug 2020
Although a controversial figure, Cromwell deserves recognition for the part he played in a momentous period of English history. This museum goes some way to address this.
Written 26 August 2020
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Carole W
Bishops Stortford, England, United Kingdom37 contributions
Part of our history
Aug 2020
Small but free and very interesting. I learnt lots of facts that I didn't know even though it was a subject we covered at school.
Written 13 August 2020
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Helen B
London, UK616 contributions
Brilliant
Jul 2020
Excellent - so glad that this tiny museum was able to re-open. Plenty to look at - just a little difficult with the spacing, but well managed. The guide was really interesting, and very welcoming. Wish I had had more time to do it justice
Written 26 July 2020
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Edmund N
Devizes55 contributions
Brilliant concise informative
Mar 2020
Well, my title says it all really. Recently re-opened after a tussle with local authorities and who is responsible for the administration. A small former monastery cum schoolhouse the displays are professionally laid out to make the most of the artefacts and size available. Interesting for all ages, there are some beautiful oils, Cromwell oddities and extremely accurate historical facts (New Modelled Army, not New Model Army). I even warmed to the old rogue a bit. Probably the best small museum I have been to. The elderly gent volunteer is very interesting and a wealth of local knowledge, thankyou sir! IT IS FREE......but you can make a small donation.
Written 11 March 2020
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mailmannz
Huntingdon, UK248 contributions
Absolutely fantastic little museum
Feb 2019
I love little, unknown, rarely visited museums and this one is a little gem of a museum. Lots of things to read and look at and touch and its squirrelled away in plain sight on Huntingdon high street!!

Great place to spend a few minutes or an hour reading about the history of Olly and Huntingdon.
Written 27 January 2020
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pjanl
Geelong, Australia5 contributions
Very informative
Sep 2019 • Solo
A nice small museum filled with information on Oliver Cromwell. Very informative and knowledgeable workers at the museum
Written 21 October 2019
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Currantbun
8 contributions
Brilliant Museum of great importance
Aug 2019
Fantastic ‘ one room’ museum of great significant importance. Contains documents information and artefacts relating to key moments in the history of this country whereby the constitutional relationship between the people and the monarchy was established. Volunteers assist with children’s activities every Wednesday. They have a wealth of information and are happy to provide it. Martin was especially helpful in getting me to understand the relevance of key moments in history. And it’s FREE! The £2 suggested donation is more than deserved. Has made me want to understand more about these events and all so relevant to what’s going on today. What a gem
Written 31 August 2019
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bindymcminge
Perth, Australia249 contributions
Quaint Museum in pretty town
Aug 2019 • Friends
Loved this quaint museum in Huntingdon. We travelled up from Luton. The two men who help run the place were very informative. This is only a small place, but well worth a visit and the largest collection of original artifacts. The town square surrounding the building is exellent to walk around.
Written 22 August 2019
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