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Summer Holidays 2024: Season of Wellbeing

23 July - 1 September

The Summer Holidays are here, and we have so many exciting craft activities and workshops to keep the whole family busy throughout the holiday!

It’s the Season of Wellbeing at the Museum of Cambridge, linking to our temporary exhibition ‘The Stories Behind the Stitches’ which explores how crafting can improve our mental and physical health. Each of the family crafts throughout the summer are related to improving wellbeing, encouraging mindfulness and self-reflection.

Here’s a rundown of all the excitement with links to more information and booking where applicable.


🧢 Mini-Me Maker

⏰ 24th and 31st July, 11:00-16:00

🎟 Drop-in, no booking required

πŸ“ In this first event for the Museum of Cambridge’s Season of Wellbeing, craft a miniature version of yourself, and learn to appreciate the little things that make you, you!

More information here: https://www.museumofcambridge.org.uk/event/mini-me-maker/.


🌱 Woad-Working Wonders

⏰ 14th and 17th August, 12:00-15:00

🎟 Booking required

πŸ“ Get hands on with a complete guide to natural dyeing. From planting seeds to your very own naturally dyed bracelet, follow the process of a 2000-year-old craft.

More information and booking link here soon.


πŸ“– Junior Journals

⏰ 19th and 23rd August, 11:00-16:00

🎟 Drop-in, no booking required

πŸ“ Design your own journal to help reflect and improve your wellbeing. Use a variety of materials to make a unique cover, then take some time to fill your journal in.

More information soon.


πŸ₯ You Can Drum

⏰ 28th and 31st August, 12:00-15:00

🎟 Booking required

πŸ“ Turn rubbish into music in our final summer workshop. Learn how a tin can and a balloon can become an instrument before taking part in a drum circle.

More information and booking link here soon.



Alongside events, there are three new trails to take you through the Museum during your visit.

✨ Calming Colours, for ages 5-8

🌻 Nurturing Nature, for ages 9-12

🧡 Creative Crafts, for ages 13+

Each trail includes engaging activities and extra information to take your visit to the next level.

More information on the different trails available soon.

Summer Holidays 2024: Season of Wellbeing


23 July
1 September
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Museum of Cambridge
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