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Sunday, 17 February 2013

A peek into the past

Next door to Kettle's Yard (see previous post) is Cambridge Folk Museum. This is a small and lovely place, with great appeal for younger children (and people like me). It has a warren of rooms set out as a kitchen, bedroom, scullery, dining room, nursery etc. 

An amazing dolls house, part of a great collection of old toys.

The museum doesn't wow like Kettle's Yard, but it is worth popping in, especially if you have children or grandchildren in tow. There's a tea room at weekends and in the holidays. Great window display for this...


  1. I have just read both your posts - two very interesting places to put on my list to visit. I think the Folk Museum looks wonderful. I haven't been to Cambridge for years - might have to visit this year. Karen x

  2. Id love to have a nose around there! :) x

  3. Dear Streetcomber
    What a lovely looking place. The window really reminded me of Bagpuss' shop window. Happy childhood memories...
    Best wishes

  4. Looks well worth a visit.
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

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