Shop

The Museum of Cambridge shop has reached a milestone!

Over the course of the past two years, the Museum of Cambridge has undertaken an extensive shop redevelopment project funded by the Association of Independent Museums (AIM) Sustainability Grant supported by the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation. The grant has now reached its completion but will have a positive lasting impact on the Museum shop. 

The past two years have 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.  All visitors will notice the improved appearance of the shop featuring the handiwork of Michael Knapp Decorating,  locally crafted furnishings from Providence and stunning seasonal window displays created by volunteers from John Lewis.  The Museum has 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 items, as well as the handmade one-of-a-kind work of our very own craft group.

The Museum of Cambridge is thrilled with the outcome of the shop redevelopment made possible by 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.

We'd like to offer a very special thanks to Mandy Knapp and Karen Jinks, Museum staff past and present who dedicated their efforts to administration of the grant, and our wonderful reception volunteers for helping make best use of the AIM Sustainability Grant throughout the redevelopment project.

Our list of Cambridgeshire-based suppliers is ever-growing!

Abigail Stevens- cards with original artwork inspired by the collection

Alexander Blustin- cards

Architecture Cards by David- prints and cards

Cardoza Kindersley- playing cards

Claireabelle Makes- handmade jewellery

Emma Bennett Collage- mugs

IMPRINT- wrapping and craft paper, notebooks, cards and mugs

Kandula tea- boxed tea- also served in Saturday tea room!

Karen Jinks- collage art

Linden Williamson- china milk jugs

Mandy Knapp- screen print tiles and collage art

Manuela Hubner- cards

MPJ ArtGlass- glassware and jewellery

Mummybird Pretties- handmade jewellery

Rachel Thompson- prints

Sam Motherwell- original artwork on umbrellas and bags

Sonia Villiers- cards

And of course…the Museum Craft Group- all sorts of handmade toys and accoutrement!