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Museums and collections


Despite the soggy weather, Twilight 2016 saw a record number of families set out with their torches, glo-sticks (and light sabres!) to explore Cambridge museums after dark. Over 13,300 visits were made to venues across the evening, making this year’s event our busiest and biggest yet.

With 13 museums and collections offering up a variety of torch-lit and illuminated events, there was plenty to discover on the night: from ‘Horrible Histories’ and steam related adventure at the Museum of Technology; an epic hunt for ‘Gizmos and Gadgets’ at the Whipple Museum; to plant hunting through the spectacularly lit glasshouses at the Botanic Garden; and Magic Lantern shows at the Museum of Cambridge.

To make sure the fun continued while travelling between museums, the Cambridge Guides (complete with large umbrellas) led torch-lit tours of the City; while a specially adapted ‘Light Rider’ bike visited different locations to project an animated film created with local school children, inspired by museum collections. 

We would like to say a huge thank you to all the families who helped to make this year’s 10th Twilight such a special event. We hope that you’ll be visiting us again soon.  

Twilight 2016

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