St Neots Museum

St Neots Museum St Neots Museum tells the story of our town and area through time.
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St Neots Museum is based in a former Victorian police station and magistrates court, and has a wealth of information and exciting objects illustrating the history of St Neots. You can visit the police cells, built in 1907 and find out about early criminals in the town. Discover the stories of the town from prehistoric times, how some light-fingered monks gave it its name, to how people lived and worked and discover the story of the world famous St Neots Quads. The galleries are packed with amazing objects and interactive displays, not to mention the largest ice cream cone in town. You’ll be assured a warm welcome from our friendly team and something to interest everyone.

If you're interested in looking at, or indeed sharing, some photos from #StNeots' past, St Neots just old photos is the ...
10/05/2020

If you're interested in looking at, or indeed sharing, some photos from #StNeots' past, St Neots just old photos is the group to join 😎👍

Here's a photo of the #StNeots Quads opening #Sandy ‘Salute the Soldier’ week Parade, summer 1944. Michael, Paul, Ann an...
09/05/2020

Here's a photo of the #StNeots Quads opening #Sandy ‘Salute the Soldier’ week Parade, summer 1944. Michael, Paul, Ann and Ernest are dressed as different Allied countries – China, America, Britannia & Russia.

#VEDay #VE75 #VEDay75

Our dinos’ #VEDay picnic is in full swing! 🦕🦖 Who else is getting involved??#VEDay75 #VEDayatHome #LockdownPicnic #Teddy...
08/05/2020

Our dinos’ #VEDay picnic is in full swing! 🦕🦖 Who else is getting involved??

#VEDay75 #VEDayatHome #LockdownPicnic #TeddyBearPicnic #StNeots

*New Exhibition Klaxon!* Head over to our website now to see a selection of works inspired by WWI and WWII, by local art...
08/05/2020
World War II Memorial Paintings - St Neots Museum

*New Exhibition Klaxon!* Head over to our website now to see a selection of works inspired by WWI and WWII, by local artist Richard Walker 👍

#MuseumfromHome #VEDay75 #VEDayatHome

An exhibition by Richard Walker containing paintings from his new World War II memorial piece, and other paintings and drawings of objects from the war.

However you're marking #VEDay75, we wish you a wonderful #BankHoliday ☀️
08/05/2020

However you're marking #VEDay75, we wish you a wonderful #BankHoliday ☀️

St Neots Museum's cover photo
08/05/2020

St Neots Museum's cover photo

Looking for some teaching resources for #VEDay? The BBC have put together a series of learning materials for primary and...
07/05/2020
VE Day - Teaching resources

Looking for some teaching resources for #VEDay? The BBC have put together a series of learning materials for primary and secondary school pupils. Check it out here 👇

#VEDayAtHome #VEDay75

A collection of BBC resources for VE Day and World War Two.

In case you missed it...The museum may be closed, but that doesn’t mean you can’t learn about our past! We’ve installed ...
06/05/2020

In case you missed it...

The museum may be closed, but that doesn’t mean you can’t learn about our past! We’ve installed a small exhibition in the window of Button Knit, New St. If you’re passing, take a look & learn a little about Iron Age ⚔️ #StNeots!

#WednesdayMotivation #MuseumfromHome

In case you missed it... Our #MuseumDinosaurs need you! 👇🦖🦕Have you heard? This Friday, #StNeots is joining together to ...
05/05/2020

In case you missed it... Our #MuseumDinosaurs need you! 👇🦖🦕

Have you heard? This Friday, #StNeots is joining together to celebrate #VEDay75 by encouraging each home to host their own #LockdownPicnic! Our Museum dinos are excited to be involved, and they have a task for you! They want to see your BEST #VEDay Teddy Bear Picnic photos! So snap your cuddly chums in action and share a photo with us, we’ll share each one we get. Happy snapping! 📸

#teddybearpicnic #photocompetition #museumfromhome

On Friday we celebrate the #75thAnniversary of #VEDay, and so our curator Liz has put together a special article on the ...
04/05/2020
St Neots VE Day celebrations - St Neots Museum

On Friday we celebrate the #75thAnniversary of #VEDay, and so our curator Liz has put together a special article on the VE celebrations that took place in #StNeots and the surrounding villages in 1945 👇

#VE75 #VEDay75 #worldwar2 #worldwarII

On the 8th & 9th May 1945, after over five long years of war, the entire population of Europe came together to celebrate the end of the fighting...

Our #MuseumDinosaurs need you! 👇🦖🦕Have you heard? This Friday, #StNeots is joining together to celebrate #VEDay75 by enc...
03/05/2020

Our #MuseumDinosaurs need you! 👇🦖🦕

Have you heard? This Friday, #StNeots is joining together to celebrate #VEDay75 by encouraging each home to host their own #LockdownPicnic! Our Museum dinos are excited to be involved, and they have a task for you! They want to see your BEST #VEDay Teddy Bear Picnic photos! So snap your cuddly chums in action and share a photo with us, we’ll share each one we get. Happy snapping! 📸

#teddybearpicnic #photocompetition #museumfromhome

Goodnight! Oxo Advert, c. 1944 👍
02/05/2020

Goodnight! Oxo Advert, c. 1944 👍

The museum may be closed, but that doesn’t mean you can’t learn about our past! We’ve installed a small exhibition in th...
01/05/2020

The museum may be closed, but that doesn’t mean you can’t learn about our past! We’ve installed a small exhibition in the window of Button knit, New St called #TreasureoftheGods.

This small exhibition is a brief insight into the #Kimbolton coin hoard and Iron Age Huntingdonshire, over 2,000 years ago!

If you’re passing, take a pause and learn a bit about Iron Age #StNeots 😎 A HUGE thank you to both Button knit and St Neots Town Council for helping us facilitate this 👍

#FridayFun #MuseumFromHome

It's #ToddlerTime once again! And this time our Education Officer Lesley tells us all about James Toller, the Eynesbury ...
01/05/2020
Toddler Time - The Eynesbury Giant - St Neots Museum

It's #ToddlerTime once again! And this time our Education Officer Lesley tells us all about James Toller, the Eynesbury Giant, and reads us a lovely story about ‘The Smartest Giant in Town’.

If you’d like to have a go at the activity from the video, the templates are on our website 😎👣

#MuseumfromHome

It's Toddler Time once again, and this time Lesley tells us all about James Toller, the Eynesbury Giant, and reads a story about 'The Smartest Giant in Town'

It's #FolkloreThursday once again, & we're returning to our historical cures...The need for secrecy was a common theme a...
30/04/2020

It's #FolkloreThursday once again, & we're returning to our historical cures...

The need for secrecy was a common theme across all magical cures and spells. One cure from 1854 suggested that 'to cure ague, take a few hairs from the cross-mark on a donkey's shoulder, enclose them in a small bag and wear the bag on the chest next the skin. No cure will result unless the matter be kept secret’

The cross on a donkey’s back is said to have been put there by Jesus after his ride from Jerusalem, and so it’s religious undertones were part and parcel of the cure.

Take a look at this brill newspaper article created by William aged 6 after watching our 'Who was St Neot?' video. Has a...
30/04/2020

Take a look at this brill newspaper article created by William aged 6 after watching our 'Who was St Neot?' video. Has anyone else been having a go at the activities Lesley suggests? #VirtualClassroom

Watch all of our videos here: https://www.stneotsmuseum.org.uk/videos/

It's time for another #virtuallesson from our Education Officer! This week, Lesley talks about the #Medieval priory that...
29/04/2020
St Neots Priory - St Neots Museum

It's time for another #virtuallesson from our Education Officer! This week, Lesley talks about the #Medieval priory that once stood in #StNeots. Where was the priory exactly, & where has it gone? Watch the video to find out! 📽️
https://www.stneotsmuseum.org.uk/videos/st-neots-priory/

#MuseumfromHome #VirtualClassroom

It's time for another virtual lesson from our Education Officer! This week, Lesley talks about the Medieval priory that once stood in St Neots.

So, apparently today’s #InternationalDanceDay *rolls up sleeves* and have we got a treat for you... Introducing Jungle D...
29/04/2020

So, apparently today’s #InternationalDanceDay *rolls up sleeves* and have we got a treat for you... Introducing Jungle Dances & their Variations! A Scouting manual from 1950, instructing #scouts on dancing #JungleBook themed pack dances 👌

FEATURING:

The Dance of Baloo, marching in a circle “as proud as Punch”

The Dance of Kaa, basically a snake-like conga line...

And the Dance of Bagheera, mimicking the panther hunting a deer...

You’re welcome! 👍

#InternationalDanceDay #MuseumfromHome #Dance

Our prehistoric pals making their weekly shopping list. Who else has switched to the #bigshop?#TuesdayThoughts #Musesumf...
28/04/2020

Our prehistoric pals making their weekly shopping list. Who else has switched to the #bigshop?

#TuesdayThoughts #MusesumfromHome

If you say so...
27/04/2020

If you say so...

Just in case you were wondering... we're:
25/04/2020

Just in case you were wondering... we're:

Happy #StGeorgesDay folks! Yes... that is a camel... #makedo#MuseumfromHome #DinosinDisguise
23/04/2020

Happy #StGeorgesDay folks! Yes... that is a camel... #makedo

#MuseumfromHome #DinosinDisguise

We've been training up our museum dinosaurs to make the perfect cuppa ☕ Wondering if asking them to use a teapot is taki...
22/04/2020

We've been training up our museum dinosaurs to make the perfect cuppa ☕ Wondering if asking them to use a teapot is taking things too far?...

They say that #Rome  🏛 wasn’t built in a day, but legend tells us that it WAS founded on one (that's today!) Read our ne...
21/04/2020
City foundation myths of the ancient world - St Neots Museum

They say that #Rome 🏛 wasn’t built in a day, but legend tells us that it WAS founded on one (that's today!) Read our new blog post on it's foundation myth, along with a few more foundation myths from the ancient (and not so ancient) world👇

#MuseumfromHome #OtD #OnthisDay

They say that Rome wasn’t built in a day, but legend tells us that it WAS founded on one… Read on to learn more about city foundation myths!

20/04/2020
#StNeotsMuseumatHome - Schools KS2 - Who was St Neot?

The #EasterHolidays may be coming to an end (boo) but don't worry, we've got your #homeschooling covered 😉

Our Education Officer Lesley's back & this time she tells us all about St Neot, the saint who gave our town it's name.

For more videos like these, don't forget to head over to our website: www.stneotsmuseum.org.uk

#MuseumfromHome #KidsinMuseums

Our Education Officer Lesley is back, and this time she's here to tell us all about St Neot, the saint who gave our town it's name. See below for the useful ...

Who wants to see some #Medieval bunnies? 🐇The old term ‘coneygear’ is said to mean rabbit warren as 'cony' is an ancient...
19/04/2020

Who wants to see some #Medieval bunnies? 🐇

The old term ‘coneygear’ is said to mean rabbit warren as 'cony' is an ancient name for a rabbit. The area in #Eynesbury called the coneygear', which is now a small park and play area beside the river, is thought to have been the site of a medieval rabbit warren 🐰

Rabbits were brought to England by the Normans, and during this period (c.1066 - 1500s), rabbits were farmed for food in purpose made earth mounds like these...

#MuseumfromHome

We'll have what he's having...#positivity #morningmotivation #saturday
18/04/2020

We'll have what he's having...

#positivity #morningmotivation #saturday

If you've got some spare time on your hands over the weekend, perhaps you could consider making this lovely crochet err....
17/04/2020

If you've got some spare time on your hands over the weekend, perhaps you could consider making this lovely crochet err... berry necklace. Yes, definitely berries... 😳

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The Old Court, 8 New Street, St Neots
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Hi In sculpture 13 we all know the giant, but any idea who the other two are? One may be the inventor of the cycle cape? Who is the cricketer?
Did the Escape room last night, well worth a go , has been well thought out and gets the brain working, although we didn't manage to escape this time will definately have another go next season. Well done St Neots Museum
We are looking for a local volunteer to support a blind client to attend St. Neots Parish Church of St. Mary on a Wednesday morning. The is role is called 'My Guide' which means you would provide sighted assistance to our client. We would provide you with full training in order to carry out this role and your support for around one hour per week will help our client gain confidence and get out and about in her local community. If you are interested in this role or would like to know more please contact Christian Cornforth, Volunteering Consultant on 0345 143 0223 or email [email protected] This is a fantastically rewarding role and your support would enable our client to move towards an independent life again.
What a fantastic day Transforming Tudors today, thank you for inviting us to come and be a part of it.
Wisbech museum stage Dinosaur! Exhibition. Skeletons from Sedgwick museum and illustrations by a local palaeoartist. Free admission Tuesdays-Saturdays August & September 10-4pm Children’s events and virtual rest sessions See website for details
Thanks to everyone who came along to the Market Square yesterday and had fun playing Victorian skittles and Hoop-la! As promised, the high scores were: Skittles Under 11: Harrison and Scarlet (7) Skittles over 11: Kay (11) Hoop-la Under 11: Niamh and Archie (7) Hoop-la over 11: Mindaugas (8)
Enjoyed a couple of hours with a small group on the 'Pubs' tour organised by the Museum on Thursday evening. Fascinating! Never knew there were that many drinking establishments just in the area immediately around the Market Square and High Street.
Absolutely fantastic time doing the Escape Room. We were so close, soooo close (!!!) but our time ran out 😕 Totally up for it again when it changes around in future! Thank you!
wonderful Roman day at the museum can confirm the dates stuffed with almonds cooked in honey and black pepper were great the bread was the best i have ever tasted thanks to the lady who cooked and displayed all the food it was a great hit with the visitors
living history festival fantastic event for the people of st. neots as well as visitors congrats to all who worked so hard to make it happen you should be proud of yourselves
congrats on a great new website