The redevelopment, supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund and Historic England, has included repairing the historic boiler system to run the steam engines again, creating new displays on local industries and technology, and improving visitor facilities and disabled access.
The official launch of the Museum is scheduled for September 2019.
The Museum will be 90% finished when it reopens on 7th June 2019. As a thank you for your patience and understanding while we complete the final 10% and deal with any teething problems, we are offering visitors a free return. All visitors before 30th September 2019 will get a ticket allowing them to return again once for free in the following 12 months.
The Museum is on Riverside, part of National Cycle Route 11. It is an easy 10 minute cycle from the city centre.
There are railings to lock your bike to on Riverside and the Museum will be installing bike racks shortly.
The Museum is a pleasant and peaceful 25 minute walk along the River Cam from the city centre.
The Museum is served by bus # 3, which stops on Newmarket Road, minutes from the Museum. Bus # 2 also stops nearby just across the river. Please see the Stagecoach website for timetables and maps.
The Museum is a 30 minute walk or bus ride (#3) from Cambridge Train Station. It is a 20 minute walk or bus ride (#2) from Cambridge North Train Station.
There is no visitor parking at the Museum. There is pay-and-display parking on Riverside and limited free parking on Cheddars Lane. The Museum is also on the bus route from the park and ride Newmarket Road site.
If you are combining your visit with shopping, there is three hours free parking for customers at Tesco and four hours free parking for customers at Cambridge Retail Park.
The Museum has two accessible parking spaces for visitors with disabilities, which are available on a first come basis. Please use the staff entrance on Cheddars Lane for accessible parking.
Wednesday to Sunday, 10am to 5pm
All visitors before 30th September 2019 will get a ticket allowing them to return again once for free in the following 12 months.
£4.00 per person
Children aged 5 to 18
Children under 5
Families of two adults and up to four children
Families of one adult and up to four children
Groups of 10 or more
Museum members and volunteers
Museum Association members
Annual pass for adults
Annual pass for concessions*
Annual pass for children aged 5 to 18
Annual pass for families of two adults and up to four children
Annual pass for families of one adult and up to four children
* Concessions are seniors (65+), disabled visitors in receipt of PIP, students, and recipients of Universal Credit. Accompanying carers for disabled visitors are free.