Visitors can now view an exhibition that looks at the history of the school. It tells us about when the school was at the Museum and what it was  like when Oliver Cromwell went to school there.   It also gives us information about the use of the building before this time.  Prior to the school it was part of the Hospital of St John the Baptist founded in 1160 to provide shelter for travellers. There is also a chance to see the original 1565 charter which established Huntingdon Grammar school.

Cambridgeshire County Council's Head of Community and Cultural Services, Christine May  said "There's always something new to learn about life in Huntingdon from Cromwell's time and we hope to attract new visitors with this fascinating exhibition about the school. In May the 450th anniversary of the foundation of Huntingdon Grammar School was celebrated and today it has grown into Hinchingbrooke School. It's not just Cromwell who was a famous pupil - in 1640 Samuel Pepys studied there too."

In April 2016 the running of the Cromwell Museum will be taken over by an independent  charitable trust. The creation of this body provides an opportunity to reinvigorate the museum and to ensure that it remains a place of vibrant audience engagement.


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