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Magic Lanterns and Shadow Puppets Family Craft Activity

23 February, 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Join the Museum of Cambridge during Twilight with the Museums and let your creativity shine using light and shadows to tell stories.

Learn about the history of using light and shadows in storytelling. From countries around the world to stories in your home town. Practice making hand-shadow animals, make a shadow puppet to tell the story of Moses Carter, the Histon Giant, and find out how you can make your own shadow puppet theatre!

This event is suitable for children ages 6 and above with an accompanying adult. It is not suitable for younger children unless visiting with an older sibling.


19th, 21st and 23rd of February


11 AM – 12:30 AM (On all dates except for Wednesday 21st)
1 PM- 2:30 PM
3:00 PM – 4:30 PM


To book a ticket and reserve your spot, book your tickets online here. If you’re not sure if you will be able to join us, don’t worry! There will be tickets available on the day, at the Front Desk of the Museum.

Please book a ticket for the number of children attending. There is limited space for additional adults, so please only one adult per child. This event is free of charge and made possible by support from the Cambridge City Council Community Grant.

The Enid Porter Room
At the Museum of Cambridge
2-3 Castle Street
Cb3 0AQ


The Enid Porter Room has level access into the space. 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 alex.smaridge@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 your 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.

Magic Lanterns and Shadow Puppets Family Craft Activity


23 February
1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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Enid Porter Room, Museum of Cambridge
2-3 Castle Street
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB3 0AQ United Kingdom
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