We have all heard the old rhyme that explains what a bride should wear to her wedding in order to guarantee future happiness, prosperity and good luck. There are, however, many other things that a newly married couple should bear in mind. Tracing Traditions Project Assistant Sarah Dore explores some unusual customs…
Trustee and Friend of the Museum of Cambridge Carolyn Ferguson explores the link between cotton pockets, commonly used by women during the 18th or 19th century, a local story and a famous nursery rhyme
Trustee and Friend of the Museum of Cambridge Carolyn Ferguson explores the relationship between two notable Cambridge artists.
As part of our Tracing Traditions project, we are collecting your stories about calendar customs. Here is the first in the series, from Lillian, who works as a volunteer at the Museum of Cambridge
We are delighted to announce that the Museum of Cambridge has received generous National Lottery support from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for its project, Securing Our Future
Valentine’s Day, otherwise known as Saint Valentine’s Day, occurs on 14 February every year. Originally a Christian feast day to honour Saint Valentinus, it is nowadays regarded as a day of romance across the world
What should you do if a witch enters your home? A visit to our temporary exhibition Safeguards Against Witchcraft will provide some useful guidance
At the heart of Cambridge for more than eighty years, the Museum of Cambridge is currently facing significant challenges that threaten its very future
Happy Hallowe’en! What traditions do you follow at Hallowe’en? We’d love to hear your stories and memories
Have you ever wondered what a night in a haunted museum might be like?