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Oliver Cromwell, the revolutionist and regicidal ruler used to study in this building. It felt kind... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Small but informative museum on the town trail walk

Small but interesting little place with a really enthusiastic curator. Loved the satirical medal of... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Housed in the former grammar school that Oliver Cromwell attended, this history museum features a collection of paintings and personal items related to the Lord Protector of the Commonwealth during the 17th century.
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Grammar School Walk, Huntingdon PE29 3LF, England
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+44 1480 375830
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 20 September 2018

The Cromwell Museum is a hidden gem in the middle of Huntingdon, crammed full with interesting artefacts and personal possessions which once belonged to the Lord Protector and his family. The museum is housed in the old grammar school where Oliver Cromwell was educated and...More

7  Thank Sandygranny
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Reviewed 8 April 2015

It's small and dark but that's the conditions in the grammar school Cromwell learned Latin, Greek etc . In one half hour visit I learned much about Oliver Cromwell and still can't make my mind up if he is Huntingdon's hero or villain! There is...More

2  Thank DREGS
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Oliver Cromwell, the revolutionist and regicidal ruler used to study in this building. It felt kind of eerie, I'm a monarchist so I wonder what would have happened to me back in his day? Any way I digress, it was a small but informative place,...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Small but interesting little place with a really enthusiastic curator. Loved the satirical medal of Cromwell! While there, pick up a leaflet for the Town Trail - it's really interesting.

1  Thank Bluedebs
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you are spending a day in Huntingdon then this little museum is a neat diversion - located in the town centre so easy to find.

1  Thank SteveMXP
Reviewed 10 October 2018

Very interesting if not small museum in the centre of Huntingdon, approx. 20 miles south of Peterborough. Entry is free although donations are welcome if you wish. It occupies only one room but is crammed with history. Plenty to read, see, including examples of uniforms...More

2  Thank Mike317
Reviewed 7 October 2018

Visited here one Saturday afternoon while on business. The museum is probably about 100 square meters in size, but is packed with exhibits and information cards about Oliver Cromwell's life. You could spend between 30min and an hour here. There were two guides there, and...More

2  Thank Kevin S
Reviewed 1 October 2018

Based on the towns best known son, Oliver Cromwell, the exhibits take us back to a by gone age. Excellent collection supported by eager Volunteers.

2  Thank john r
Reviewed 20 September 2018

The Cromwell Museum is a hidden gem in the middle of Huntingdon, crammed full with interesting artefacts and personal possessions which once belonged to the Lord Protector and his family. The museum is housed in the old grammar school where Oliver Cromwell was educated and...More

7  Thank Sandygranny
Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

Thos is a really wonderful small museum with friendly enthusiastic staff who know their subject well. It's not very large so won't take up too much of your time perfect for a chance to stop on a journey and stretch your legs.

2  Thank suzannesquirrell
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

This is a first rate experience which is both very interesting and educational. I really enjoyed the Visit

2  Thank steveandrew95
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Huntingdon is a very important place to visit for learning about our history and the Cromwell museums staff were so helpful in explaining the history of Oliver Cromwell and it is free to see it

2  Thank pbrackets
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MrandMrsL_11
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Response from Cromwell M | Property representative |
Mr & Mrs L, I'm sorry for taking a while to reply to your query. I'm sorry but dogs aren't allowed in the museum. The museum is quite small, so you would be able to have a quick look round independently, whilst one of you... More
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