From ferocious beasts to friendly rainbow spouting mascots, it turns out that unicorns have been around in some form or other from the earliest of civilisations. As April 9th marks National Unicorn Day,…
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Spring is finally here, which can only mean that Easter is just around the corner... One way in which we'll likely all be celebrating is by buying and eating a chocolate Easter egg, delivered by the Easter…
https://www.stneotsmuseum.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/Easter-Blog-Header.png9001600Rosanna Ringhttps://www.stneotsmuseum.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/st-neots-museum-logo.svgRosanna Ring2021-03-24 15:06:352021-03-24 15:06:35The origins of the Easter Bunny
https://www.stneotsmuseum.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/Vincenzo_Camuccini_-_La_morte_di_Cesare.jpg11612048Rosanna Ringhttps://www.stneotsmuseum.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/st-neots-museum-logo.svgRosanna Ring2021-03-12 12:11:462021-03-12 12:11:46The Ides of March – a quick lesson on the Roman calendar
https://www.stneotsmuseum.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/The-Four-Quads-in-a-cot-1936.jpg11121500Rosanna Ringhttps://www.stneotsmuseum.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/st-neots-museum-logo.svgRosanna Ring2021-02-25 15:30:302021-02-25 15:30:30Surviving the odds – the story of the St Neots Quads
If the cold, dark days are getting you down, then here's a blog from our curator Liz to bring you a little cheer!
During the gloomiest days of the year, when spring and summer seem a long way into the…
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https://www.stneotsmuseum.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Rubber-Ducks-scaled.jpg19202560Rosanna Ringhttps://www.stneotsmuseum.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/st-neots-museum-logo.svgRosanna Ring2021-01-13 00:01:372021-01-12 16:35:38The history of the rubber duck
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…
https://www.stneotsmuseum.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/Victor-Ekins-.jpg444600Rosanna Ringhttps://www.stneotsmuseum.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/st-neots-museum-logo.svgRosanna Ring2020-09-11 13:22:232020-09-11 13:23:40Curator’s Corner – Victor Ekins and the Battle of Britain
https://www.stneotsmuseum.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/Capture1-e1599659787534.png459600Rosanna Ringhttps://www.stneotsmuseum.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/st-neots-museum-logo.svgRosanna Ring2020-09-04 17:08:342020-09-09 13:56:44Toddler Time – Behind the Scenes at the Museum
In our latest crafty video we show you how to make your very own shadow puppet monster using materials from around the home. Why not make a whole gang of monsters so that you can create your own play?…
https://www.stneotsmuseum.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/IMG_5852-scaled.jpg25602560Rosanna Ringhttps://www.stneotsmuseum.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/st-neots-museum-logo.svgRosanna Ring2020-08-05 12:33:362020-08-06 11:24:27Toddler Time – Museum Sounds
https://www.stneotsmuseum.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/4.4.a.jpg5851100Rosanna Ringhttps://www.stneotsmuseum.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/st-neots-museum-logo.svgRosanna Ring2021-05-04 11:42:372021-05-04 11:42:37Quarter stater of King CunobelinSt Neots Museum
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.
https://www.stneotsmuseum.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/Banknote1cp.jpg400495Richard Sladehttps://www.stneotsmuseum.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/st-neots-museum-logo.svgRichard Slade2019-02-07 19:38:572020-05-20 14:56:29The Bank of St Neots
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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.
https://www.stneotsmuseum.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/home-post-slider-2019-9.jpg400495Liz Davieshttps://www.stneotsmuseum.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/st-neots-museum-logo.svgLiz Davies2017-07-07 09:38:392019-02-07 12:24:38Paine’s Brewery and the history of brewing in St Neots
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.