Exploring local life in the Cambridgeshire town of St Neots from pre-historic times to the present day, St Neots Museum plays tribute to the Cornish saint known for his work with the poor, who inspired the town’s name over a thousand years ago.

The museum explores the life of St Neot himself, local history including the story of the railroad that reshaped the town in 1851 and local domestic life as it’s changed over the ages. Housed in a former police station and court building, the museum is also home to the original goal cells where prisoners were detained.

There are regular tours, a shop and a rolling programme of exhibitions showcasing the work of local artists, with previous topics including upcycling and war artwork. The museum’s collection includes a number of fascinating trinkets such as some rare Anglo-Saxon silver pennies, splendid regency bank notes, a locally discovered mammoth bone and an extensive archive from the First World War.

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St Neots Museum

The Old Court, 8 New Street, St Neots, Cambridgeshire, PE19 1AE

01480 214163


Opening times

Tues - Sat: 11am 4pm

Covid-19 cleaning & safety measures are in place. These include a cap on visitor numbers in the shop/reception area, track and trace, hand sanitiser stations available throughout, contactless payment available, and the requirement for all visitors to wear a face mask, unless exempt.

With a National Art Pass you get

10% off in shop
Free entry with National Art Pass
All holders of a National Art Pass cane have free entry to the museum and temporary exhibitions. Family Workshops, walks and talks charged separately.
Valid until December 2022

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