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November 2018

Activity: A Visit to View the Newnham College Suffrage Artefacts

20 November 2018, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Newnham College, Sidgwick Avenue
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB3 9DF United Kingdom
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Better is Wisdom Than Weapons of War

A rare opportunity to view some of the unique items that comprise the Newnham College collection

Join us on a visit to Newnham College to see their acclaimed suffrage banner. First seen during a procession organised by the National Union of Women's Suffrage Societies on 13 June 1908. The visit will include a chance to see items donated by the artist and collector Christiana Herringham (1852-1929), an early benefactor of the college and an influential suffrage campaigner.

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Activity: Cambridgeshire Characters Memory Café

23 November 2018, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Enid Porter Room, Museum of Cambridge, 2-3 Castle Street
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB3 0AQ United Kingdom
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Memory Café

From Snowy Farr on the Market Square to the Singing Binman on King’s Parade

Join us in the Enid Porter Room from 1:00pm on Friday 23 November and share your memories over tea and biscuits

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Public Meeting: Eighty-Second Annual General Meeting of the Members of the Museum of Cambridge

27 November 2018
Enid Porter Room, Museum of Cambridge, 2-3 Castle Street
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB3 0AQ United Kingdom
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The Museum of Cambridge from the corner of Northampton StreetThe Board of Trustees of the Museum of Cambridge are pleased to announce that our Annual General Meeting will be held on Tuesday 27 November 2018

Order of business will commence promptly at 7.15pm in the Enid Porter Room of the Museum of Cambridge

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December 2018

December Walking Tour: Hidden Cambridge and the Museum of Cambridge

2 December 2018, 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

The December Hidden Cambridge Tour is now full.

Booking arrangements for future tours will be announced in the near future.

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Activity: Memory Café – Showpeople, Fairs and Life on the Road

7 December 2018, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Museum of Cambridge, 2-3 Castle Street
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB3 0AQ United Kingdom
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Memory Café

Come tell your stories of the Travellers in Cambridgeshire.

A final Memory Café for the year, to complement Word of Mouth, which runs until Sunday

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January 2019

January Walking Tour: Hidden Cambridge and the Museum of Cambridge

6 January, 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.

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

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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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