Activity: Puppet Making for Adults

Enid Porter Room, Museum of Cambridge 2-3 Castle Street, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

Everyone is interested in puppet-making.

Join stop-motion animator and puppet-maker Heather Colbert for our latest workshop, which will explore polymer clay sculpting techniques to create a Bunraku-style puppet, as part of our ongoing Tracing Traditions project at the Museum.

Free

Activity: More Tales from the Fens, a Storytelling and Puppet Making Workshop for Children

Enid Porter Room, Museum of Cambridge 2-3 Castle Street, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

Cambridgeshire has a rich history of folklore and storytelling and there are many fascinating tales about the area. Help us tell some lesser known tales from the Fens in our very own Museum puppet theatre.

More Tales from the Fens is suitable for children aged 7-15

Free

Talk: Send Her Victorious

Enid Porter Room, Museum of Cambridge 2-3 Castle Street, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

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.

Free

Activity: Memory Café – Growing Up in Cambridge

Enid Porter Room, Museum of Cambridge 2-3 Castle Street, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

The return of our ever popular Memory Cafés.
Come join us on 17 August and tell us about your experiences and memories of growing up in Cambridgeshire.

Activity: Memory Café – Fairs and Festivals

Enid Porter Room, Museum of Cambridge 2-3 Castle Street, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

From the excitement of the rides to the delicious food and treats on sale. From the music playing to the things available to buy. Did you or your family work at a fair? Did you look forward to them for weeks beforehand?

Fun fairs, markets and festivals, we want to hear your stories. Join us on Friday 31 August and share your recollections at our second August Memory Café.

Activity: Memory Cafe – Traditions Around Death

Enid Porter Room, Museum of Cambridge 2-3 Castle Street, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

This special Memory Café session will be an opportunity to talk about beliefs around death and related traditions and is held in collaboration with Dying for Life.

Activity: Oral History Training

Enid Porter Room, Museum of Cambridge 2-3 Castle Street, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

- Always wanted to know more about the amazing things that your neighbours have done? Ever wondered about the life of that fascinating old person who lives down the road? Are you interested in learning more about your local area and how it has changed over the years?

Our recent training session was so successful that we're offering another opportunity to learn how to conduct oral history interviews, and it's FREE!

Exhibition: Merry in Maytime

Merry in Maytime is a travelling exhibition investigating folk customs of Cambridgeshire people around the month of May. The exhibition includes original artefacts from our Museum, oral histories and local stories, photographs of seasonal celebrations, and a specially sung traditional Cambridgeshire May Carol. Cambridgeshire is rich in traditional celebrations; this exhibition explores the origins and development of May Day, the curious custom of Beating the Bounds, and the life and costume involved with Jack in the Green May processions.