Plough Monday Workshop: Babylon Arts

Plough Monday Workshop: Babylon Arts

Plough Monday Inspired Art Workshop at Babylon Arts: 12:00pm — 2:00pm, Saturday 5 January, Babylon Arts Gallery, Waterside, Ely, CB7 4AU

Drop in to the Babylon Gallery in Ely on Saturday 5 January and craft some colourful artwork, inspired by the East Anglian agricultural tradition of Plough Monday, to brighten the winter months…

Creating a Permanent Record of Our Oral History

Creating a Permanent Record of Our Oral History

We’re told wondrous, curious and sometimes tremendously heart-breaking stories about the past as we grow up but they are so easily lost. How can we preserve them?

We want to create a team of oral historians who will help us to collect tales from around Cambridgeshire. We’re running oral history training sessions where you can learn how to interview people for our archives…

The Day the Mayor Bought a Boneshaker

The Day the Mayor Bought a Boneshaker

It was a massive wrench for the many cyclists in Cambridge when Ben Hayward’s of Trumpington Street and Laundress Lane closed their doors for the last time in January 2017. Friend of the Museum Carolyn Ferguson relates the story of one particular bike sold by the firm that has particular relevance to our visitors…