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Museums and collections


22 July – 31 August, 2016

Discover summer adventure on your doorstep

Pack more into your summer and join museums and collections in Cambridge and beyond for family activities, events and trails throughout the school holidays.

Taking place in venues throughout Cambridge and the county, Summer at the Museums brings you everything from storytelling and play-based activities for younger children, to hands-on happenings for all ages. Whether it’s something to do on a rainy day, an outing close to home, or a bit of creative fun, there are loads of things to choose from – many of which are free.

The Summer at the Museum’s What’s On guide provides day-by-day listings and details about what’s happening and where. Pick up a copy from all participating venues plus various locations across the county.  For up-to-date information on what’s happening when, keep an eye on this webpage, or follow us on Facebook or Twitter.

Tell us what you think
We are keen to find out what you think of your Summer at the Museums experience. Feedback from families is very important in helping us improve our offer and we would be very grateful if you could spare some time to complete our online survey. It should only take 3-5 minutes to complete and all completed questionnaires will be entered into a prize draw with a chance of winning a £50 Amazon voucher.

Joining in with the summer fun are…

All Saints Church, Cambridge
​Burwell Museum & Windmill
Cambridge Centre for Computing History
Cambridge Museum of Technology
Cambridge Science Centre
Cambridge University Botanic Garden
Ely Museum
Farmland Museum and Denny Abbey
​Fitzwilliam Museum
Great St Mary's Church
Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology
Museum of Cambridge
Museum of Classical Archaeology
Museum of Zoology (off-site events)
Norris Museum, St Ives
The Polar Museum
Saffron Walden Museum
​Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences
St Neots Museum
Stained Glass Museum, Ely
University Library
Whipple Museum of the History of Science
Wisbech & Fenland Museum

Summer at the Museums is delivered by the University of Cambridge Museums as part of its Arts Council funded Major Partner Museum programme


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