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St Neots Museum - Coronavirus update reopens 7th July

Updates have been made to our museum and shop to ensure we adhere to government guidance

  • In the museum we have fitted automatic release door stops to any normally closed fire doors, so that these are now open for the public and do not need to be touched.
  • A new fixed wooden and perspex screen has been installed around the whole reception desk, with a space to pass through the card payment machine.
  • New signage displayed inside asking customers to maintain social distancing, there are also discs on the floor to guide customers.
  • Free face masks are available for customers who would like to use one. Our volunteers are also equipped with face shields if they are required to come out from behind the protective screen.
  • Hand sanitiser stations are available for customers, staff and volunteers.
  • We have removed the handling items from display.

To find out more, please see our Risk Assessment for reopening.


CLOSED FOR SPRING CLEAN IN JANUARY

It was opened in 1995 in what used to be the Old Court, a police station and magistrates court with a cell block, where you can: 

  • Visit the original Edwardian prison cells and find out what life was life for the criminals who spent the night there.
  • The story of St Neots gallery takes you from the 11th century Benedictine priory to the coming of the railway in 1851.
  • Discover what Victorian life was like for our ancestors in the village hall gallery.
  • Find out how people lived and worked in our home life and crafts and trades galleries.

Opening times

Tuesday to Saturday 11am to 4pm We are closed on Sundays and Mondays, except for pre-booked groups.

We close the Museum in January for an annual spring clean and re-open on the first Tuesday in February. Please ensure you check opening times by telephoning the museum on 01480 214163 before you leave home, particularly during Easter and Christmas holiday periods, to ensure we are open.

Admission charges

Entry is free for local residents* and Friends of the Museum. Standard prices are adults £3, seniors and concessions £2 and children £1. We also offer free entry to all families who pay for a drop in family workshop.

*All visitors who live in one of the local parishes that make a small contribution to the museum’s running costs are entitled to free entry to the museum. This covers St Neots, including Eynesbury and the Eatons, Buckden, Chawston with Colesden and Wyboston, Eltisley, Great Paxton, Great Staughton, Hail Weston, Kimbolton, Little Gransden, Little Paxton, Offord Darcy and Offord Cluny, Roxton, Southoe and Midloe, Toseland, Waresley and Tetworth.

Accessibility

We have ramp and level access to the ground floor, a stair lift with wheelchair available on the first floor and disabled toilet. No dogs except guide and hearing dogs.

Other facilities

  • The museum shop sells local history books, St Neots souvenirs, locally made crafts, toys and gifts. All major credit cards accepted on purchases over £10.
  • Pre-booked groups welcomed
  • Guided tours available by arrangement
  • Education Officer led workshops by arrangement
  • Reminiscence sessions available by arrangement
  • School loans boxes, photo packs and reminiscence boxes available for hire
  • Full programme of events and temporary exhibitions throughout the year
  • Volunteering opportunities available
  • Friends of the Museum Membership Scheme

Children and families

  • Family friendly displays with hands-on activities
  • Trails and family activity sessions during school holidays

Who to contact

Telephone
E-mail
curators@stneotsmuseum.org.uk
Website
https://www.stneotsmuseum.org.uk/

Where to go

Name
St. Neots Museum,
Address
8, New Street
St. Neots
Cambridgeshire
Postcode
PE19 1AE
Get directions

Time / Date Details

When is it on
Tuesday to Saturday 11am to 4pm
Session Information
We close the Museum in January for an annual spring clean and re-open on the first Tuesday in February. Please ensure you check opening times by telephoning the museum on 01480 214163 before you leave home
particularly during Easter and Christmas holiday periods
to ensure we are open.

Other Details

Costs

Details
Entry is free for local residents* and Friends of the Museum. Standard prices are adults £3, seniors and concessions £2 and children £1. We also offer free entry to all families who pay for a drop in family workshop. *All visitors who live in one of the local parishes that make a small contribution to the museum’s running costs are entitled to free entry to the museum. This covers St Neots, including Eynesbury and the Eatons, Buckden, Chawston with Colesden and Wyboston, Eltisley, Great Paxton, Great Staughton, Hail Weston, Kimbolton, Little Gransden, Little Paxton, Offord Darcy and Offord Cluny, Roxton, Southoe and Midloe, Toseland, Waresley and Tetworth.
Age Bands
11-14 years old
18-25 years old
Parents and carers
15-17 years old
5-10 years old