One of the things I really like to do is looking inside other people’s houses. I’ve always had a fascination for interior design, how people live, the style, the choice, how they move around the house and beyond. An interior doesn’t only say something about the house, but also a lot about a certain period, history, way of life and its residents themselves.
Therefor I became really enthusiastic when I heard about the Museum of Cambridge, located on Castle Street in the centre of the city. Previously the White Horse Inn, a cafe that was closed in 1934, today a historic model house with eight rooms. When you visit the museum, you’ll step back in time and find yourself in a period between 1700 and 1900.
The museum offers an interactive tour through the house and leads you through narrow corridors, the stairwell and fully furnished rooms with original items. From kitchen with pots, pans and candy jars to a cozy playroom in the attic. On the wall you’ll find old-fashioned sketches, drawings and black and white photos from the past. It gives you a really good insight about living in Cambridge back in the days.
The museum also offers a range of activities for children of all ages. For example, kids can play with old toys and traditional board games and during the holiday periods and school visits, thematic workshops and activities are organised.
For more information about this beautiful museum and upcoming events, please have a look on their website.
Suitable for ages
Young Children (4-8), Older Children (9-12), Adults
Souvenir shop – toilets – education room – terrace
Address & Contact
2-3 Castle St, Cambridge CB3 0AQ
For more information about the Museum of Cambridge, click here
T: +44 1223 355159
Mon till Sat 10:30am till 5pm
Sun 11:30am till 4:30pm
Child aged 12 and under: free