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Summer with the Museums

29 July 2021 - 29 August 2021

We are excited that the Museum of Cambridge is part of Summer with the Museums once again. And this year we feel more enthusiasm than ever at the prospect of engaging again with our audiences over the summer holidays, after being closed for most of the summer last year.
Because we are so excited to see you again during the (hopefully!) sunny and warm days to come, we have not just one, but three activities for you to have fun with us over the summer! Keep reading to find out more.

Cambridge Spell Bottles 

Making spell bottles to repel evil curses has been a practice in Cambridgeshire and the Fenlands for hundreds of years. Join the Museum of Cambridge in making your very own spell bottle and learn about the history of witches and witchcraft in the fens.  

This in-person family activity will share the history of magic and superstition in Cambridgeshire from the Museum of Cambridge and participants will leave with their very own spell bottle to ward away evil spirits and curses.  

Saturdays 31st July, 7th, 14th, 21st August. 10am – 11 am  

Ages 10-15 

Book a free place on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/cambridge-spell-bottles-tickets-160526995565  

Folklore Explorer  

Pick up an activity guide and become a Folklore Explorer at the Museum of Cambridge. Search through the old Whitehorse Inn to find answers to riddles, solve puzzles and explore the history of folklore, legends, and the people of Cambridge.  

Available all through the summer holidays Folklore Explorer is a free to use activity sheet for ages 6+ 

Subject to paid entry to the museum, no booking required.  


Your Museum on a Shelf 

Museums display objects together to tell a story about a time, place, person, or event. At the Museum of Cambridge, we want to see what objects tell your story in your own home.  

Make a museum on a shelf by following some instructions and creating a museum label. Then share pictures of your #MuseumonaShelf with the Museum of Cambridge.  

Download a PDF instruction sheet and get started telling your story.

If you have any questions, please email us on enquiries@museumofcambridge.org.uk

Summer with the Museums


29 July 2021
29 August 2021
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