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Capturing Cambridge Open Day – Thursday 28th March

28 March, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join us for Capturing Cambridge Open Day where you can share your memories of Cambridge city and the wider county. This free one-day event allows locals the opportunity to record their histories. By dropping into the Museum you can help grow our collection of local heritage by telling us about the schools you studied at or the places you worked. Be sure to bring any pictures or documents that might help to tell these stories (we won’t keep them, we’ll just take copies). We will then upload these histories to our Capturing Cambridge project. Visit Capturing Cambridge to learn more Capturing Cambridge | Discover Cambridge through the ages.

Not lived in Cambridgeshire long but love local history? Not to worry, we still want to hear from you! In particular, any stories or photographs you have of your time during the COVID-19 lockdowns. These memories will support Capturing Cambridge’s digital exhibition commemorating this unique period of history.

Book or drop in 

The workshop will take place between 11am and 4pm on Thursday 28th March. It is free to attend and you can simply drop in. You can book beforehand through Eventbrite or visit the  Museum’s events page.  If you are unable to make the event, or know someone who would want to get involved but is unable to attend, you can still take part by visiting capturingcambridge.org/contact/ and emailing us your histories.

Supporting the Museum of Cambridge

The Museum of Cambridge is an independent Charity and is not part of either the Cambridge Council or the University of Cambridge. Why not stop by and visit the Museum and explore 350 years of local history. Entry to the Museum of Cambridge is £6 for Adults, £4.50 for Students/Jobseekers, whilst under 16s go free. You will be helping to support the daily running and conservation care of the Museum, an independent charity.



You can also read about our accessibility information on our website. If you’d like to chat through any accessibility requirements, don’t hesitate to give us a call on 01223 355159 or email sumyin.wong@museumofcambridge.org.uk. Event attendees with additional needs are welcome to bring a supporter or carer who will be admitted to the event free of charge. 

Getting Here

We are in the centre of Cambridge. You’ll find us at the corner of Castle Street and Northampton Street. We are right beside Kettle’s Yard and only a 15-minute walk from King’s College.

You can park your bike at the bike parks on Bridge Street or on Northampton Street. There is a bus stop on Bridge Street. Check out the Stagecoach website to plan your journey to and from the Museum. Find out more about how to get here by train, bike, bus, car or on foot on our website.


Please note that photographs will be taken throughout this event, and images may be used in future marketing and reporting materials. If you do not wish you or your family’s photograph to be taken, please make sure to let us know.

Healthy Events

If you’re feeling unwell or have recently tested positive for Covid-19, please do not attend this event. We’ll be happy to offer you a refund if applicable, and welcome you at the Museum on another day.

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Capturing Cambridge Open Day – Thursday 28th March


Museum of Cambridge
01223 355159


Enid Porter Room, Museum of Cambridge
2-3 Castle Street
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB3 0AQ United Kingdom
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