The museum re-opened on Saturday mornings only from 1st August

To allow this to happen safely, the following guidelines for visitors is in place.

Visitors are be limited to downstairs galleries only to begin with.

  • There is a one way system in place
  • Limited visitor numbers in museum at any one time. A maximum of six initially.
  • Visitors wanting to look at items in storage, documents, maps etc  by appointment only. 
  • Hand sanitiser must be used on entry to building & Also near donation box/visitor comment book and on reception counter.
  • All areas are thoroughly cleaned at end of each day, toilet is cleaned several times daily
  • Numbers of volunteers working at any one time in office or upstairs area is limited to enable correct social distancing.
  • All volunteers adhere to strict hand washing guidelines & wear PPE if considered appropriate.
  • If anyone volunteering has symptoms of Covid, all volunteers & visitors will be contacted, museum closed and deep cleaned




Latest ‘online exhibit’

Find out about The Waterways of Chatteris:

Fenland Drainage

Waters Important to Chatteris

Floods of the 20th Century

Fenland waterways near Ely. Now a nature reserve Canvas print by Terry  Pearce

We now have our own You Tube channel.

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Cambridge Antiquarian Society Maps digitisation Project

CAS have initiated a project to scan county and Cambridge maps from the 17th century. They may be downloaded from https://www.camantsoc.org/maps/
This is a detail from :
Langley’s New Map of Cambridgeshire. 1817.
Inset engraving of Clare Hall. Coloured. Langley & Belch prin & publ.. Sc about 5 miles to 1 inch. 24 x 16.5 cm.
These maps come from CAS’s own collection, which is largely that bequeathed to the Society by Hugh Gatty (1907-48), Fellow and Librarian of St John’s College, Cambridge, and cover the ‘historic’ (pre-1974) county (i.e excluding the former Huntingdonshire).
Private researchers are welcome to use them as they wish: the Society would be delighted to have additional details of and comments on individual maps.
There are no copyright restrictions on their commercial use (e.g in publications), but an acknowledgement of their source would be welcomed.




A member of the Fenland Five Museums Group

Entry into the Museum is FREE, although a small donation is always appreciated. Car parking is also free in the car park opposite the Museum.

We are very welcoming and the building is wheelchair friendly, you can view a floor plan here.

Where are we?

14 Church Lane,
Cambridgeshire PE16 6JA

Opening Hours:

Tuesday:-    2.00pm – 4.30pm

Thursday:-  2.00pm – 4.30pm

Saturday:-   10.00am – 1.00pm

Find us on social media


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Chatteris Museum is part of The Fenland Five Museums

Visit the Official Website for Fenland Tourism Here

Chatteris Museum is proud to support The Fen Edge Trail

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