The Cromwell Museum – REOPENING 11 JULY – see additional information

Categories: Miscellaneous, Travel & Leisure
Grammar School Walk
PE29 3LF
Telephone: 01480 708008
Email: [email protected]


Additional Information during Covid-19
Opening hours
Wednesday to Saturday 11.00 – 16.00 we recommend that you contact us before making a special trip to visit us in those first few days as there may be some variation.
In addition, from 14 July we will be open on Tuesdays for pre-booked visits for small groups – households, social bubbles and families who are allowed to gather under the current regulations for this, of up to 6 people. This gives you exclusive use of the Museum for an hour without other visitors being present, and a curator led tour. There is a small charge for this – more details and bookings can be found on our ‘What’s On’ Page.
Admission free of charge (donations gratefully received).
From Saturday 4 July the Museum will be gradually opening up with a ‘soft opening’ in order to test and bed in our procedures.
From Saturday 11 July we will be officially reopened to the public, with the following arrangements in place:

We are limiting the number of visitors who can be inside the Museum at any one time; socially distanced queuing will be enforced outside
As with all Museums and many other institutions, we have been asked to take a contact name and telephone number or e-mail address as part of the UK Government’s ‘Test, Track and Trace’ scheme. We ask all visitors to help us with this
We are asking visitors to keep to the social distancing regulations, ideally 2 metres for anyone not from the same household, for the duration of their visit
Hand sanitizing facilities are available at the entrance to the Museum and other key points; all visitors will be required to sanitize their hands prior to entering the Museum
The Museum will be thoroughly cleaned at the end of each day; we are also sanitizing regularly used surfaces such as door handles, push buttons, drawer handles etc. on a half hourly basis throughout the day
There is a specific route around the Museum’s displays which has been clearly marked and which visitors are asked to observe
Items which cannot be cleaned or sterilized easily (such as replica clothes for visitors to dress up in) we have unfortunately had to remove from display for the time being
Visitors are asked to sanitize their hands before inspecting shop stock and keep handling of such items to a minimum
Payment for shop stock is to be by use of contactless card, if possible
In common with many shops and outlets, we have installed a Perspex shield on our reception desk to minimize risk
Our staff and volunteers will have use of appropriate PPE as required
The Museum does not have any toilets or refreshment facilities (these are available nearby in the town)
We are evolving these procedures, and welcome feedback or suggestions for improvement.

The Cromwell museum is Huntingdon’s star attraction. It is the most important collection of its kind in the country and highlights the life and legacy of Huntingdon’s most famous character. It is located in the building where he went to school, in the town where he spent over half his life. Well rated on Trip Advisor the museum is run by the Cromwell Museum Trust.
Admission to the Museum is FREE. Donations are invited.

Opening Hours

October to February
Monday                       Closed
Tuesday-Sunday           11.00 – 15.00

March to September
Monday                       Closed
Bank Holiday Monday  11.00 – 16.00
Tuesday-Sunday           11.00 – 16.00