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Cambridge and County Folk Museum

2-3 Castle Street, Cambridge CB3 0AQ, England
+44 1223 355159
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All our yesterdays.

We found the Folk Museum very interesting as most of the items on display were things we had in our... read more

Reviewed 16 July 2017
JEandAE
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Newton-Le-Willows, United Kingdom
Would be a good place to take children.

It was ok museum with some nice local history. I think it would be enjoyable for children as they... read more

Reviewed 14 June 2017
Denise W
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Relics and artifacts such as Victorian child's embroidery, an early sewing machine and a workbasket are examples of the bygones housed in this former coaching inn.
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good40%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible0%
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2-3 Castle Street, Cambridge CB3 0AQ, England
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+44 1223 355159
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Reviewed 16 July 2017

We found the Folk Museum very interesting as most of the items on display were things we had in our family home when we were children. There was a party of 9-10 year olds in when we visited and they were surprised to hear that...More

Thank JEandAE
Reviewed 14 June 2017

It was ok museum with some nice local history. I think it would be enjoyable for children as they had some interactive displays. The building itself was cool, but not as extensive as I would have liked.

Thank Denise W
Reviewed 27 May 2017

The County Folk Museum is very well put together with rooms set out in various period furniture etc. Worth a visit. Parking is challenging.

Thank Dabernon
Reviewed 18 March 2017

the Folk Museum is place to take children, who might particularly enjoy guessing the use of old implements, and with a collection of vintage toys you might become nostalgic too! As well as the permanent displays (each room is dedicated to a different theme), there...More

1  Thank ArghyaKolkata
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Frankly, the museum is not high-up on my list of attractions in town for visitors, but it is great for local families looking for something to do on the weekend. The fact is, there is so much else to see if you're only in town...More

Thank EBayArchaeo17
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

We decided to bike into Cambridge and visit the folk museum, and I'm glad we did. It's full to the brim of local history, was very enjoyable, was then followed up by a cup of tea in their tea shop behind the museum.

Thank jansmith1951
Reviewed 21 January 2017

This is a museum in what was a very old public house. As such the building is a museum piece itself and provides a great background atmosphere to the collection. It used to be known as the Folk Museum but is now called The Museum...More

Thank John B
Reviewed 7 September 2016

The building itself dates from 1600 A.D. It used to be an inn before it became a museum in 1936. It has a "bar", a "snug", a kitchen, a guest room, a dining parlour, and interesting exhibits about the fens and childhood of previous generations....More

3  Thank drseanmaguire
Reviewed 6 September 2016

This museum has a small charge so it gets neglected. It is close to a stunning art space undergoing renovation as I write in 2016 but it is worth visiting if you are going to see Magdalene College or punting there. There are objects telling...More

2  Thank SimoUK959
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Very small local exhibits of Cambridge folk and craft items plus historical finds . Situated a small walk from shopping centre.

1  Thank Daniel B
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