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October 2017

Exhibition: Safeguards against Witchcraft

24 October 2017, 10:30 am - 19 February 2018, 4:30 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 spiritual middens or hidden objects, such as shoes, bones and witch bottles, secreted into walls, fireplaces and under the floor. Rarely displayed items will be on display…

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December 2017

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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January 2018

Ghost Hunt with Ghost Hunt UK

13 January 2018, 8:00 pm - 14 January 2018, 2:00 am
The Museum of Cambridge, 2/3 Castle Street
Cambridge, Cambs CB3 0AQ United Kingdom
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Join Ghost Hunt UK 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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