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What is Capturing Cambridge?

Capturing Cambridge is putting local history on the map in and around Cambridge.

With over 12,000 records you can discover the histories of local people and places from ancient times up to the modern day. Click on our interactive Map to explore the many fascinating stories about Cambridgeshire.

The Capturing Cambridge website was started by the Mill Road History Project, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund from 2013-16. Since 2016, the Museum of Cambridge has managed and run Capturing Cambridge.

We are always seeking contributions to the project. If you have any histories related to Cambridgeshire that you would like to contribute, please get in touch by completing our Contact Us form.


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Each month we highlight a location or page that you might like to investigate.

We love to support the work of local artists. Why not take the time to  explore the Mill Road Watercolour project.

Mill Road Watercolours

Support Us

Please support the Museum of Cambridge

Help us to continue sharing the fascinating stories of everyday life in Cambridge by donating online today. Your donation has a real impact, and it will help us to survive in these uncertain times. Thank you for your support.

Museum of Cambridge

The Museum has told the extraordinary stories of ordinary people since 1936. We care for our collection of over 40,000 everyday objects, which evoke the diverse daily lives of those living in this region over the last 300 years. We are open six days a week during term time and seven days a week during the school holidays.

We can’t wait to see you!

Supported By

Cambridge City Council Community Grants Funded National Lottery Heritage Fund

Dear Visitor,


Thank you for exploring historical Cambridgeshire! We hope you enjoy your visit.


Did you know that we are a small, independent Museum and that we rely on donations from people like you to survive?


If you love Capturing Cambridge, and you are able to, we’d appreciate your support today.


Every donation makes a world of difference.


Thank you,

The Museum of Cambridge