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September 2017

Exhibition: Hobson’s Conduit – Cambridge’s Unique Watercourse

26 September - 22 October

The trustees of Hobson's Conduit are concerned about urban pressures on this precious water course which has graced Cambridge for over four centuries. The Conduit corridor from Nine Wells to the city centre is one of Cambridge's surviving green lungs. This year the trustees commenced a ten year programme to record and monitor the ecological diversity of the Conduit and its green corridor. This was launched at a public Bioblitz on 10-11 June 2017. The initial findings of the Hobson…

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October 2017

Exhibition: Safeguards against Witchcraft

24 October 2017, 8:00 am - 28 January 2018, 5:00 pm

This fascinating exhibition looks into the customs and traditions used in the past to safeguard Cambridgeshire homes against evil forces. Using some of the most interesting objects from the Museum's collection the exhibition explores the practices  employed by house builders and home owners to protect their home from witchcraft including the use of hidden objects, such as shoes, bones and witch bottles, secreted into walls, fireplaces and under the floor. Rarely displayed items will be on display to coincide with…

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Halloween Family Activities

28 October, 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Share your memories and stories about Halloween for our Tracing Traditions Project - how do you celebrate this spooky time of the year? Join us for family craft activities and story telling.

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Ghost Hunt with Ghost Hunt East Anglia

31 October, 8:00 pm - 1 November, 12:30 am

Celebrate Halloween at the Museum with Ghost Hunt East Anglia (if you dare)! Book your ticket via their website Find out more about the ghost hunt and spooky happenings at the museum in our blog post here.

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November 2017

Scandi Folded Star Christmas Workshop

22 November, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
The Museum of Cambridge, 2/3 Castle Street
Cambridge, Cambs CB3 0AQ United Kingdom
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Join Niki Chandler for a no sew workshop making stunning folded Christmas Scandi style stars. Maximum class size is 15, so booking is essential. Tickets cost £40 per person Specialist materials will be provided, please bring with you a basic sewing kit, thread and fabric if you wish for a particular colour scheme. If bringing your own fabric avoid anything too thick or anything that frays excessively. Some silk may work o.k. You can use up to 4 different fabrics per…

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Scandi Folded Star Christmas Workshop

25 November, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
The Museum of Cambridge, 2/3 Castle Street
Cambridge, Cambs CB3 0AQ United Kingdom
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Join Niki Chandler for a no sew workshop making stunning folded Christmas Scandi style stars. Maximum class size is 15, so booking is essential. Tickets cost £40 per person Specialist materials will be provided, please bring with you a basic sewing kit, thread and fabric if you wish for a particular colour scheme. If bringing your own fabric avoid anything too thick or anything that frays excessively. Some silk may work o.k. You can use up to 4 different fabrics per…

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Ghost Hunt with Ghost Hunt East Anglia

25 November, 8:00 pm - 26 November, 2:00 am
The Museum of Cambridge, 2/3 Castle Street
Cambridge, Cambs CB3 0AQ United Kingdom
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Join Ghost Hunt East Anglia for a ghost hunting event at the Museum! Book your ticket via their website Find out more about the ghost hunt and spooky happenings at the museum in our blog post here.

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December 2017

Willow and Rush Christmas Decorations Workshop (Morning)

2 December, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Museum of Cambridge, 2/3 Castle Street
Cambridge, Cambs CB3 0AQ United Kingdom
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Join basket weaver Nadine Anderson for a workshop creating stars and hearts and other rustic decorations to grace your home and Christmas table. Maximum 15 people per workshop Suitable for adults and 13+ £20 per person (includes materials) Call the Museum to book on 01223 355159 or email enquiries@museumofcambridge.org.uk

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Willow and Rush Christmas Decorations Workshop (Afternoon)

2 December, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Museum of Cambridge, 2/3 Castle Street
Cambridge, Cambs CB3 0AQ United Kingdom
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Join basket weaver Nadine Anderson for a workshop creating stars and hearts and other rustic decorations to grace your home and Christmas table. Maximum 15 people per workshop Suitable for adults and 13+ £20 per person (includes materials) Call the Museum to book on 01223 355159 or email enquiries@museumofcambridge.org.uk

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Father Christmas visits the Museum!

20 December, 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

  Father Christmas takes time out from the busy run up to Christmas to visit the Museum! Join in the fun by writing a poem all about how you celebrate Christmas and send it into the Museum. Tell us what traditions and customs your family follows at this special time of the year. The winning entry will be read out by Father Christmas himself! This is part of our Tracing Traditions project, supported by the Esmée Fairbairn Collections Fund, delivered…

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