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Ever seen a peregrine falcon or a tawny owl up close? Well now is your chance, because we have invited some of these magnificent birds, along with their keepers, to visit the Museum for the afternoon. Raptors are predatory birds that hunt and feed on rodents and other small animals. For centuries, some species were used as hunting birds because of their keen vision, powerful talons and sharp beaks. Others were regarded as a threat or a menace. Join us…Find out more »
The violence arising from the witch mania that consumed the country is well known, but the steps taken by individuals to protect their homes, their kin and themselves are often overlooked. There was so much that could be done to stop a witch from causing harm and all that was needed was a single, worn shoe…Find out more »
Cambridge is no stranger to a royal celebration and the sheer scale of some has been remarkable.
With arrangements for the royal wedding well underway, we look back to the preparations for another major royal event: the Coronation of Her Majesty Queen Victoria on 28 June 1838.Find out more »
There'll be fun aplenty and something for every everyone as our very own Fanny Cradock explores the history of jelly and the copper and china jelly moulds on display in our collection. She'll be making wobbly treats in retro aluminium bunny rabbit jelly moulds, which will be familiar to children of the 1960s and 1970s, and testing modern day jelly moulds, courtesy of Tala.
You can even get involved yourself! Make your own fabulously-coloured, quick-setting agar jelly balls, see who can make the tallest tower out of marshmallows and spaghetti and create your very own vision of Cambridge in the the year 2196!Find out more »
Did you know that Cambridge was at the forefront of the struggles for women's rights to vote a century ago?
Join author Sue Slack and learn about role of Cambridge women in the struggle for voting rights, from the late 19th century to 1928 and the Act that granted equal voting rights to women.
Active between 1890 and 1914, the Ladies Dining Society was a discussion club formed by eleven Cambridge women, including some with connections to Newnham College. Few people realise how important this group of 'University Wives' were to voting equality
Join Dr Ann Kennedy Smith in the Enid Porter Room and learn more about this notable group of women and most especially Mary Ward, author of the play Man and Woman: the Question of the Day and for many years the Honorary Secretary of the Cambridge Women’s Suffrage Association.Find out more »
Banners were an essential part of equality protests and the choice of design and material were critical to their success
Join us in the Enid Porter Room on Wednesday 10 October to learn more about the manufacture of the banners used during the long struggle for voting equality.Find out more »
Exploring the history and stories of the Travelling People and Showmen of Cambridgeshire
Join us from 6:00pm to 9:00pm on Friday 16 November for a special opening night event to celebrate the launch of the exhibition. Come and hear stories from the Travelling People of Cambridgeshire, the event will include speakers, music and refreshments.Find out more »
Three stories of education and everyday life
Join us as Dr Laura Carter explores the experience of growing up in the region using three local life stories that have been reconstructed from information derived from the 1946 British Birth Cohort — a longitudinal study that has followed more than 5,000 postwar babies from cradle to old-age.
Tickets are free, but you must book so that we can manage attendance.Find out more »
Museum of Cambridge Annual General Meeting If you're a member of the Museum of Cambridge, join us for our annual AGM. The trustees and staff will give a short presentation followed by a glass of wine and the chance for informal discussion. We will also complete usual AGM business including agreement of last year's minutes and a review of the latest accounts - which can be downloaded here. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or a copy of the agenda.…Find out more »