Cambridge and County Folk Museum
History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
This delightful folk museum is housed in a delightful half-timbered building that once served as an inn, just a block from Magdalene Bridge. The collections show in detail the everyday life of Cambridge people over the past 400 years. Intriguing displays focus on crafts and trades, toys and games, and the perennial conflict between "town and gown" in Cambridge life.
There is a recreation of a Victorian home and a pub scene. A regular program of temporary exhibits runs throughout the year and the museum runs a series of educational programs for young people.
While you're there
Practically around the corner is Kettles Yard gallery, and a few steps further on is the medieval church of St Peter, with a fabulous carved font. And just up the road and across the street is Cambridge Castle motte.
About Folk Museum
Address: 2/3 Castle Street, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England, CB3 0AQ
Attraction Type: Museum
Website: Folk Museum
Phone: 01223 355 159
OS: TL445 590
Photo Credit: David Ross and Britain Express
NEARBY HISTORIC ATTRACTIONS
Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low to exceptional) on historic interest
Kettle's Yard - 0 miles (Art Gallery)
Magdalene College - 0.1 miles (Historic Building)
Cambridge, St Peter's Church - 0.1 miles (Historic Church)
St Johns College - 0.2 miles (Historic Building)
Round Church, Cambridge - 0.2 miles (Historic Church)
Trinity College - 0.3 miles (Historic Building)
Trinity Hall - 0.3 miles (Historic Building)
Gonville and Caius College - 0.4 miles (Historic Building)
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