The redevelopment brought countless improvements to the shop thanks to the AIM
Sustainability Grant. The Museum commissioned artists Mandy Knapp and Karen Jinks to redesign the shop and build partnerships with local artists networks. The improved appearance of the shop features the handiwork of Michael Knapp Decorating, locally crafted furnishings from Providence and stunning seasonal window
displays created by volunteers from John Lewis.
The Museum developed a ‘Made in Cambridge’ range of prints, cards, pottery,
jewellery and glasswork featuring the work of a wide variety of locally-based
artisans and craftspeople. Visitors can identify these items and their makers
by ‘Made in Cambridge’
tags. The shop continues to stock
ever-popular traditional children's toys and games and other vintage-inspired
Thanks to the AIM Sustainability Grant, we hope to continue providing a truly unique, truly local shopping experience to all visitors.The shop is open during normal Museum hours.
Our list of Cambridgeshire-based suppliers is ever-growing!
Cardoza Kindersley- playing cards
IMPRINT- wrapping and craft paper, notebooks, and cards
Kandula tea- boxed tea- also served in Saturday tea room!
Karen Jinks- collage art
Mandy Knapp- screen print tiles and collage art
MPJ ArtGlass- glassware and jewellery
Rachel Thompson- prints
Sam Motherwell- original artwork on umbrellas and bags
Sonia Villiers- cards
Venessa Stone - cards
BySpoke - bike seat covers
Ellee Seymour - Books