Create your own collection!

Create your own collection!

Anyone can create an exhibition at home, even if you don't normally collect things. Use this resource to learn all about collections and how to exhibit them in your own home.
Designing an Inn Sign

Designing an Inn Sign

Inn signs have been popular in Britain for a very long time and they usually show pictures rather than words. Find out why in this printable resource and then why not make your own inn sign?
Fenland Traditions and Folklore

Fenland Traditions and Folklore

Do you want to know all about witches, magical potions, and familiars? You can learn all about them and Cambridgeshire's fascinating folklore right here. Age guidance: +8
Sensing Cambridge

Sensing Cambridge

Follow an i-spy trail, hear historical ballads, and taste a traditional menu as you use your senses to explore Cambridge's past and present.
Sports

Sports

People have played sport throughout history. Learn about how the sports you love were played in the past.

Story Time with Cambridge Characters

Age 11+Here you can find out about women and men in Cambridge with exceptional stories, that helped them make a mark in our city and our museum. You can read about them, and come to the museum to see some of the objects that played a role in their lives.In...
Alexander Crummell: The pioneering African American minister and abolitionist who studied at Cambridge

Alexander Crummell: The pioneering African American minister and abolitionist who studied at Cambridge

Imagine a world where you are seen as an inferior in the land of your birth. Alexander Crummell existed in such a world and had the determination and foresight to try to change it.

Annie Carnegie-Brown (1891-1981), Cambridge’s First Policewoman and WW2 Spycatcher

Annie Carnegie-Brown (1891-1981): Cambridge’s First Policewoman and WW2 Spycatcher What is your dream career? Could you cope with being the first ever person to do that job? Annie Carnegie-Brown (1891-1981) was the first ever policewoman i...

Eglantyne Jebb, Founder of Save The Children

Eglantyne Jebb, Founder of Save The Children Can you imagine a world where children were forced to work from the age of nine, in terrible conditions in cotton factories or down mines? Would you have the courage to change it? Eglantyne Jebb...

Elizabeth Woodcock, Miraculous Survival After Being Buried in Snow For EIGHT DAYS (1799)

Elizabeth Woodcock: Miraculous Survival After Being Buried in Snow For EIGHT DAYS (1799) Elizabeth Woodcock 1799 Imagine being trapped under snow for eight days, could you survive? Amazingly, in February 1799, Elizabeth Woodcock did just...

Francis Williams and The Mystery of the First Black Student at Cambridge University

Francis Williams (1692-1762)   Imagine a world where your entire life’s destiny was determined by the colour of your skin; Francis Williams lived in such a world, but he fought back… through poetry. Francis Williams was born around 169...

Millicent Fawcett, Forgotten Hero of the Women’s Suffragist Movement

Millicent Fawcett, Forgotten Hero of the Women’s Suffragist Movement Millicent Fawcett (1847-1929) US Library of Congress   Imagine a world where women are seen as second class citizens, where they are deemed intellectually inferior t...

Victorian Wash Day

Victorian Washing Did you know that Victorians didn’t wash their clothes regularly? This is because it was really hard work and so people didn’t want to do it all the time. Sometimes, they would go an entire month without washing them! Do you thi...