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January 2019

Barnwell at War

Exhibition: Barnwell at War

15 January - 24 February
The Museum of Cambridge, 2-3 Castle Street
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB3 0AQ United Kingdom
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The everyday lives of working-class people in the east of Cambridge during the Great War

Showcasing research by 100 Years of Coconuts, Wolfson College and the Everyday Lives in War First World War Engagement Centre at the University of Hertfordshire that explores the cultural memory of everyday Cambridge and examines the changes to the pattern of life during an era of previously unparalleled trauma

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February 2019

Growing Up and Getting On in the 1960s

Talk: Growing Up and Getting On in the 1960s

1 February, 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Museum of Cambridge, 2-3 Castle Street
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB3 0AQ United Kingdom
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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.

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February Walking Tour: Hidden Cambridge and the Museum of Cambridge

3 February, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
The Museum of Cambridge, 2-3 Castle Street
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB3 0AQ United Kingdom
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Allan Brigham and St. John's College

Join us and explore Hidden Cambridge, taking in the streets, alleys, buildings and history of the people living in the area between St John's College and Quayside — the centre of trade that made the town a thriving inland port long before the first students arrived — before crossing the river to Castle Hill and the location of the Roman settlement of Duroliponte.

The February 2019 Hidden Cambridge and the Museum of Cambridge walking tour is fully booked

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Activity: Twilight at the Museums – Torches! Trinkets! Treasures!

20 February, 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
The Museum of Cambridge, 2-3 Castle Street
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB3 0AQ United Kingdom
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Join us for a Twilight event at the Museum of Cambridge Explore some weird and wonderful objects from the Museum’s collection in an interactive session with arts and crafts, object handling and more. Follow the trail and discover hidden secrets within the Museum – what might you find? Drop-in. More Twilight at the Museum events can be found here.  

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FREE Family Craft Activity: Sweetheart Pincushions

22 February, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Enid Porter Room, Museum of Cambridge, 2-3 Castle Street
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB3 0AQ United Kingdom
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Free

What would soldiers send to their loved ones in WWI? It wasn't just letters but handmade gifts as well.  Injured WWI soldiers would spend time carefully decorating heart-shaped pin cushions to send home to family members at home as a token of love. Pop in to the Museum this half term and decorate your own pincushion for someone special. We’ll have plenty of colourful materials and interesting beads so you can get creative! This family craft activity is totally FREE!…

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Exhibition: Pride & Place: An LGBTQ+ Exhibition

26 February, 10:30 am - 7 April, 4:30 pm
The Museum of Cambridge, 2-3 Castle Street
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB3 0AQ United Kingdom
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We're hosting a special exhibition curated by the local LGBTQ+ community about LGBTQ+ lives in the city throughout history. Exploring this year's theme of activism, and more broadly the subject of change, we'll be sharing personal experiences from those who have been involved in social movements as well as looking at the loss of LGBTQ+ spaces in the city over recent years.

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Discovering Cambridge with Honor Ridout

28 February, 11:45 am - 1:15 pm
Enid Porter Room, Museum of Cambridge, 2-3 Castle Street
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB3 0AQ United Kingdom
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Join us for six weekly sessions to discover the past and present of Cambridge, while walking the streets of our eclectic city.

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March 2019

3rd March Walking Tour: Hidden Cambridge and the Museum of Cambridge

3 March, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
The Museum of Cambridge, 2-3 Castle Street
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB3 0AQ United Kingdom
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People on a Walking Tour

Join us and explore Hidden Cambridge, taking in the streets, alleys, buildings and history of the people living in the area between St John's College and Quayside — the centre of trade that made the town a thriving inland port long before the first students arrived — before crossing the river to Castle Hill and the location of the Roman settlement of Duroliponte.

A walking tour for local residents who want to know more about the side streets and alleyways of the city as well as for visitors who want to discover more of Cambridge beyond King's Parade

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17th March Walking Tour: Hidden Cambridge and the Museum of Cambridge

17 March, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
The Museum of Cambridge, 2-3 Castle Street
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB3 0AQ United Kingdom
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People on a Walking Tour

Join us and explore Hidden Cambridge, taking in the streets, alleys, buildings and history of the people living in the area between St John's College and Quayside — the centre of trade that made the town a thriving inland port long before the first students arrived — before crossing the river to Castle Hill and the location of the Roman settlement of Duroliponte.

A walking tour for local residents who want to know more about the side streets and alleyways of the city as well as for visitors who want to discover more of Cambridge beyond King's Parade

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April 2019

April Walking Tour: Hidden Cambridge and the Museum of Cambridge

7 April, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
The Museum of Cambridge, 2-3 Castle Street
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB3 0AQ United Kingdom
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Allan Brigham and St. John's College

Join us and explore Hidden Cambridge, taking in the streets, alleys, buildings and history of the people living in the area between St John's College and Quayside — the centre of trade that made the town a thriving inland port long before the first students arrived — before crossing the river to Castle Hill and the location of the Roman settlement of Duroliponte.

A walking tour for local residents who want to know more about the side streets and alleyways of the city as well as for visitors who want to discover more of Cambridge beyond King's Parade

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