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Fun & Phantoms – Halloween Half-Term

21 October 2023, 10:00 am - 30 October 2023, 5:00 pm

Be a part of Fun & Phantoms – Halloween , at the Museum of Cambridge from October 22nd – 30th.

Watch this space for information about all of our Halloween events!

We will be launching our Creepy Creatives craft workshops, and holding an extra special Halloween playgroup.

Don’t forget to check out our two haunting new trails which will run throughout October.

Wait, there’s more!

The Museum will be open every day from October 22nd – 30th!


What’s On:

Temporary Halloween Display

Step into the enchanting world of all things spooky and paranormal this Halloween half term! Our temporary display in the attic room features a mummified rat, horse bones, and a witch ball to deter witches, and more.

Don’t miss out our star celebrity Hannah, our enigmatic doll. Hannah’s eerie presence and watchful eyes will make your visit all the more other-worldly. Brace yourself for a visit filled with bewitching surprises!

When: October 22nd– 30th


What’s Creeping and Crawling Trail (Suitable for ages 5 – 10) 

Explore the intriguing world of critters that crawl around the Museum. Follow the trail, spot the bus along the way and learn how we care for our collection and preserve against the creepy crawlies trying to eat them!

No reservations needed for this eerie journey. Simply arrive, and get ready to explore the Museum!

When: October 22nd– 30th


Creepy Creatives (Suitable for ages 6 – 12)

Prepare to be spellbound as you delve into the depths of our museum and encounter some spine-tingling museum artefacts. But here’s the twist – you won’t just stare in awe. You’ll recreate these haunting artefacts through the magic of art!

Join us for a bewitching time as we craft witch bottles from glass, feathers, sticks, and a dash of glitter to add that extra enchantment. Witch bottles have been used for centuries to ward off negativity and protect against bad luck. It’s the perfect craft for your little ghouls during the October half-term break. Don’t miss out on the magic!

No reservations required, it’s a drop-in session!

When: October 24th and October 28th from 1 – 3 pm


If you have any questions, please email enquiries@museumofcambridge.org.uk or call the Museum on 01223 355159.



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 enquiries@museumofcambridge.org.uk. Event attendees with additional needs are welcome to bring a supporter or carer 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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Fun & Phantoms – Halloween Half-Term


21 October 2023, 10:00 am
30 October 2023, 5:00 pm
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Museum of Cambridge
01223 355159


The Museum of Cambridge
2-3 Castle Street
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB3 0AQ United Kingdom
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