The Folk Museum is changing its name!

2013 marks an exciting new stage in the Museum’s 76 year history!  During the coming months you will see we are changing our name to The Museum of Cambridge. We feel that The Museum of Cambridge describes what we are. A Museum for local residents and a place where visitors can find out about the city and the county to which it has given its name.

Names and naming are deeply evocative because they carry with them so much of our sense of belonging. Whatever the name, our past is still extremely relevant and we will continue to show how the objects in the museum are about the lives of the people in the city and its regions. We want this to be the ‘go to’ place for people to learn about the social, economic, educational and cultural history of this city and its regions. By making the collection available through our website, this remarkable heritage will also be available to those on-line as well as in person.

The story of Cambridge will be one that we make together and that story is in process. It is about the villages as much as the city; the rural as well as the urban. And most of all, the Museum of Cambridge will be a vibrant community space in one the oldest and most remarkable cultural hubs in the country.
Read the full press release by clicking the link on the right hand side of this page.