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January Walking Tour: Hidden Cambridge and the Museum of Cambridge
5 January, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Journey through the streets of Hidden Cambridge to the Museum of Cambridge
A walking tour for local residents who have always meant to explore the side streets and alleyways but never quite had the time, as well as for visitors to our city who want to discover more of Cambridge beyond King’s Parade.
Join us as we explore Hidden Cambridge, taking in the streets, alleys, buildings and history of the people living in the area between St John’s College and Quayside — the centre of trade that made the town a thriving inland port long before the first students arrived — before crossing the river to Castle Hill and the location of the Roman settlement of Duroliponte, the 2,000 year-old forerunner of the city we know today.
The 90-minute tour will start outside the Main Entrance to St John’s College and end at the Museum of Cambridge. While it may not resemble a Greek temple, this small, independent museum located in a former coaching inn has a big story to share. Suffused with the history of the local people of Cambridge, it contains an eclectic collection of everyday objects used in day-to-day life, from vacuum cleaners and washing machines to false teeth and mantraps!
The tour will be led by a Cambridge Badged Guide, who will give their time for free – reflecting their high regard for both the Museum of Cambridge and the local history of our city.
Children under 12 years of age can attend for free when accompanied by an adult.