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Very interesting little museum

Visited this little museum when we were in Huntingdon. Extremely helpful guide. Small but well laid... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Norwich, United Kingdom
New and interesting family objects seen for the first time.

This is a small museum dedicated to Oliver Cromwell and his family that contains interesting... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Martin O
Sawtry, United Kingdom
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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.
Grammar School Walk, Huntingdon PE29 3LF, England
+44 1480 375830
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All reviews english history grammar school civil war old school on display george hotel medicine chest his life interesting exhibits personal effects free entry important figures centre of town historical documents great collection knowledgeable staff packed full
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We went especially into Huntingdon to visit this museum. It advertises as open Tuesday to Sunday from 11 to 3pm. At 11.45pm on a Saturday it was closed.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Visited this little museum when we were in Huntingdon. Extremely helpful guide. Small but well laid out with lots of interesting information.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a small museum dedicated to Oliver Cromwell and his family that contains interesting personal items, many of which are unique. Knowledgeable volunteer staff on duty who can talk about the objects and about that period of history.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Martin O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyed this small museum about a man I admit I don't know much, enthusiastic and knowledgeable manager (stuart?), some good exhibits but the star of the show was the Cromwell key/lock, wonderful workmanship and detail, absolutely fantastic

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank lincolnhatter
Reviewed 1 November 2018

Oliver Cromwell, the revolutionist and regicidal ruler used to study in this building. It felt kind of eerie, I'm a monarchist so I wonder what would have happened to me back in his day? Any way I digress, it was a small but informative place,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank maggiep1965
Reviewed 27 October 2018

Small but interesting little place with a really enthusiastic curator. Loved the satirical medal of Cromwell! While there, pick up a leaflet for the Town Trail - it's really interesting.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Bluedebs
Reviewed 21 October 2018 via mobile

If you are spending a day in Huntingdon then this little museum is a neat diversion - located in the town centre so easy to find.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank SteveMXP
Reviewed 9 October 2018

Very interesting if not small museum in the centre of Huntingdon, approx. 20 miles south of Peterborough. Entry is free although donations are welcome if you wish. It occupies only one room but is crammed with history. Plenty to read, see, including examples of uniforms...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank Mike317
Reviewed 7 October 2018

Visited here one Saturday afternoon while on business. The museum is probably about 100 square meters in size, but is packed with exhibits and information cards about Oliver Cromwell's life. You could spend between 30min and an hour here. There were two guides there, and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank Kevin S
Reviewed 30 September 2018

Based on the towns best known son, Oliver Cromwell, the exhibits take us back to a by gone age. Excellent collection supported by eager Volunteers.

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank john r
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4 May 2017|
Response from Cromwell M | Property representative |
Mr & Mrs L, I'm sorry for taking a while to reply to your query. I'm sorry but dogs aren't allowed in the museum. The museum is quite small, so you would be able to have a quick look round independently, whilst one of you... More