Find us

How to find us!
The Museum of Cambridge is located on the corner of Castle Street and Northampton Street, just 5 minutes walk from the City centre.

Museum opening hours:

Tuesday  to  Saturdays: 10:30am - 5:00pm
Last admissions: 4:30pm
Sundays and Bank Holidays: 12:00 - 4:00pm
Last admissions: 3:30pm

Please ensure you check opening times by telephoning the museum on 01223 355159 before you leave home, particularly during Easter and Christmas holiday periods to ensure we are open.

Admission Charges

Adults £4.00
Concessions £2.00
Children under 12 Free.
Friends of the Museum receive free admission (please see Friends of the museum page for further details).



  • Ramp/level access
  • Wheelchair accessibility and wheelchair accessible lift to all floors
  • Disabled person’s toilet
  • No dogs but Guide Dogs/Hearing Dogs welcomed
  • Large print guides available
  • Hearing loop

Establishment Features

  • Museum shop stocked unique and locally made toys, gifts and games and cards
  • Maestro/Visa/Mastercard all accepted
  • Pre-booked groups welcomed
  • Guided tours available by arrangement
  • Education Officer led workshops by arrangement
  • Reminiscence sessions available by arrangement
  • School loans boxes, photo packs and reminiscence boxes available for hire
  • Fully equipped Education Room available for hire
  • Full programme of events and temporary exhibitions throughout the year
  • Volunteering opportunities available
  • Friends of the Museum Membership Scheme

Children and Families

  • Family friendly – children welcome. Push chair accessible
  • Children’s activity boxes and fun interactive displays
  • Children’s holiday trails plus regular family events and activities


  • Tea room available on Saturdays 10.30am – 4.30pm and Sundays and Bank Holidays 12.00 - 3.30pm.
  • Fresh coffee and teas, hot chocolate, fruit juice and cakes, served in a vintage style setting. 

Parking and Transport

Located 5 minutes from the city centre with bus stops and Park and Ride services within easy reach

  • 10 minute bus ride from Railway Station
  • Short stay parking (2 hours) available on Pound Hill (2 minutes walk from the Museum)