St Neots Museum
History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
HERITAGE HIGHLIGHTS: 1907 gaol cells
One of the highlights of the museum is 'The Story of St. Neots' which tells the story of the town's long history. Learn about the life of St Neot himself, about the medieval priory that once thrived here, and the Civil War Battle of St Neots. Discover the story of the Great North Road and the coaches that made St Neot's such an important staging post, and how the town changed with the coming of the railroad in 1851.
There is a special 'Village Hall' gallery reliving the local history and traditions of the area. Find out what school was like in the Victorian period, and how people spent their leisure time. By contrast, the Home Life gallery does what it says on the tin; it looks at domestic life through time, from how people cooked, cleaned, and worked at home. Learn about local crafts and trades, and how St Neots developed through the ages.
There is also a regular programme of temporary exhibitions. For example, a recent exhibition looked at St Neots in WWI.
About St Neots Museum
Address: The Old Court, 8 New Street, St Neots, Cambridgeshire, England, PE19 1AE
Attraction Type: Museum
Location: In the town centre, sharing a building with the tourist information centre
Website: St Neots Museum
OS: TL183 603
Photo Credit: Scriniary, licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Licence
NEARBY HISTORIC ATTRACTIONS
Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest
Little Barford, St Denys - 2.2 miles (Historic Church)
Abbotsley, St Margaret's Church - 3.6 miles (Historic Church)
Roxton Congregational Church - 4 miles (Historic Church)
Bushmead Priory - 4.2 miles (Abbey)
Offord Darcy, St Peter's Church - 4.3 miles (Historic Church)
Buckden Towers - 4.6 miles (Historic Building)
Buckden, St Mary's Church - 4.6 miles (Historic Church)
Kimbolton Castle - 6.8 miles (Castle)
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