The Cromwell Museum, Huntingdon
Tel: (01480) 410389
We hope that you’re beating off the winter blues, have survived the gusty weather unscathed and took the opportunity to come and see us during half term. Here’s a glimpse of what’s coming up at the museum over the next few weeks.
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Stuart Orme, Museum Curator
Cromwell’s Navy Study Day
If you’ve been to see our Cromwell’s Navy display, you’ll know that we have some amazing artefacts on show from the wreck of the London, a warship of that period.
We’ve teamed up with the Nautical Archaeology Society to stage a study day looking at the development of the navy in the mid-1600s on Sunday 6 March, and the amazing finds which have been recovered from this shipwreck.
You can find out more details and book to attend in person or online below:
Spring Lecture Series
We’re again hosting one of our popular four-part lecture series on aspects of the life and times of Oliver Cromwell and the 17th Century, by top experts in their field.
These will be held online on Zoom but are also recorded and put on a private YouTube channel after the live talk for ticket holders to view at their leisure if they miss any live talks or wish to view them again.
The talks for this season are:
Wednesday 6 April at 7.30pm
Kevin Winter on ‘’Faithful Fortress’: Newark in the Civil Wars’
Wednesday 13 April at 7.30pm
Professor Steve Murdoch on ‘A Beginner’s Guide to the Thirty Years’ War’
Wednesday 20 April at 7.30pm
Dr Anna Keay on ‘The Restless Republic: Life in the Republic of Britain’
Wednesday 27 April at 7.30pm
Jessie Childs on ‘I thank God I can give you a Good Account of Basing’
Coming Soon – is this the face of Oliver Cromwell’s Mother?
Although several portraits have been identified as Cromwell’s mother Elizabeth (1565-1654), none have ever been proven to be her.
The owner of a lost portrait of her contacted the museum last year and is kindly loaning it to us for display from this spring.
You can find out more about Elizabeth, the painting, and the research to try and prove its provenance from April 25.
And don’t forget – you can still purchase Mrs Cromwell’s Cookbook from our shop!
Stay in touch
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Admission to the museum is free and we are currently open from Tuesdays to Saturdays (we are closed on Sundays and Mondays) from 11am until 3.30pm.
Stuart Orme, Museum Curator