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Food shortages from the past
Watching the celebrations for Her Majesty the Queens Platinum Jubilee was a wonderful tonic after the terrible two years of the Covid-19 pandemic. The concert, street parties…
This article has been prompted by a recent donation to the museum of some Edwardian glass plate negatives which show local people swimming in the St Neots stretch of the River Great Ouse and also by the…
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Blog Editorial May 2022
To celebrate the Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in May 2022, we take a lighthearted look at local links with Royalty. As far as we know Elizabeth II never visited…
Blog Editorial April 2022
It has often been said that the only thing we can learn from history is that we are unable to learn anything from history. However, one thing a study of history certainly does…
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This month, our curator delves into the history of photography and takes a look at the early photographs taken of St Neots.
The first temporary exhibition of 2022 is ‘What a Beautiful World’ a photographic…
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If you've been to the museum, you'll have seen our human skeleton displayed in our Early History Gallery. Lots of people think that this is the skeleton of St Neot himself, but we're sorry to say they're…
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68 gold coins, dated to about 100BCE-40CE. The coins were found close to the village of Kimbolton by a metal detectorist in late 2010, and subsequently identified as Iron Age ‘stater’ coins by the British Museum.
Two Anglo-Saxon silver pennies of Aethelred II who reigned 978-1016 and minted at Huntingdon by the moneyer, Aelfric. The coins were discovered by a local metal detectorist and purchased through the National Treasure Scheme.
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Most mammoths become extinct at the end of the last Ice Age, around 10,000 years ago, and this tooth from a full-sized male was discovered in Sandy Heath Quarry in 2003. Mammoths had an incredible 5 to…
The first large-scale brewery in St Neots is thought to have been established by Samuel Emery who purchased The Bull Inn on the Market Square and the public house next door so that he could brew in larger quantities.
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Have you dug up some archaeology in the garden, found an antique in the attic or at the back of a drawer – if it’s of local historical value we might be interested. Contact Cambridgeshire finds officer on 01223 728571 or pop in to the museum for a chat.