11/08/2022
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Free, booking required
Event information
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Price
Free, booking required
Who

Explore themes of music, archaeology and medicine through time in this fun, interactive session. 

These sessions are all about making connections and friends in your community. A chance to meet, chat and entertain your children.

Refreshments will be provided, changing facilities are available.

Ages 1-5 (Smaller siblings are also welcome to attend)

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Map of Cambridge with animal illustrations in green spaces
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Illustration of a purple time machine, shaped like a beetle, and a man with white hair waving
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Journey into the past with our free insect time machine trail. Search for the insects that lived in Cambridgeshire 200 years ago and see what has changed today.

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Image of toys going on a garden adventure
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Pick up this self-led trail and go on an adventure around the Botanic Garden to learn all about being a bee.

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Image of family and museum attendant looking at museum objects
No booking required, normal admission prices apply

Take another look at Cambridge this summer with a free family trail at the Museum of Cambridge. 

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Photograph of a cast statue featuring Medusa
Free

Discover some amazing stories of the women from ancient Greek and Roman myths in this family museum trail.

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Find the Museum on a Bike in various locations

This summer find the Museum of Cambridge's 'Museum on a bike' in various places around Cambridge.

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Model of planet earth as viewed from space.
Free

Our Place in Space is a playful experiment that asks: What is the difference between 'US' and 'THEM'? What happens to your perspective when you look back at earth from space? Centred around an epic scale model of the solar system designed by Oliver Jeffers, Our Place in Space combines a three-dimensional sculpture trail, interactive AR app and exciting learning and events programmes.

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Clay heart decorated with mosaic tiles
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM, 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
£10.00 for one child, £18.00 for two children (at the same table), £26.00 for three children (at the same table)

A mosaic workshop for families using clay and mosaic tiles.

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Close up of plant
10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Free, but booking essential

Did you know Charles Darwin was fascinated by plants that can eat insects?

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Illustration of a castle tower
10:30 AM - 3:30 PM
£5 per pack

Join in a range of seaside-themed crafts at Saffron Walden Museum

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Abstract fused stained glass
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
£12 per child

Learn the principles and theory of glass cutting, fusing and firing stained glass.

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Gold medal depicting the head and shoulders of a man
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Free

Drop-in medal-making session for families.

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A child looking into a microscope
10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Free, but booking essential

Join staff from the Whipple Museum and Cambridge University Library for this hands-on session exploring how to collect and observe plants just like Darwin. 

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Botanical diagram of parts of a plant
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Free

Find out about botanical artists Carolina and Arnold Dodel-Port and their correspondence with Darwin. Use microscopes to explore plants and create your own botanical drawings. 

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Rainbow drawing
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Free

Immerse yourself in the world of colour and weave your own paper creation.

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Pygame image
11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Pre-booking required

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Timeline Bytes promotional image
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Pre-booking required, normal admission charges apply

Come and find out how a computer can be programmed by a strip of paper, and learn about the history of computers and how they have radically transformed our lives.  

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Picture of a Teddy Bear
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Free, with entry to the Museum

Bring your teddy bear to a picnic at the Museum.

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Group of historical reenactors dressed in assorted medieval costumes
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
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Botanical diagram of parts of a plant
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Free

Find out about botanical artists Carolina and Arnold Dodel-Port and their correspondence with Darwin. Use microscopes to explore plants and create your own botanical drawings. 

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Outline of assorted illustrated insects against a blue and yellow background
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
£3 per child (does not include entry to the Museum).

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Photo of a small pile of coloured lego bricks
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
£4 per child

A family printing workshop

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Image of child and mother in Museum of Cambridge
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Free, booking required

Explore themes of music, archaeology and medicine through time in this fun, interactive session. 

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Rex Runner promotional image
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Pre-booking required
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animal puppets all clustered facing the camera
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM, 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Free

Explore the animals of Africa with stories and play for under 5s.

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Image of children at a workshop at the Botanic Garden
10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
£7.00
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Picture of a Teddy Bear
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Free, with entry to the Museum
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Specimen jars in a row, containing fish and with stickers reading 'Charlies Darwin Beagle Voyage'
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Free

Uncover the fascinating stories behind our collections, from the beetles of Charles Darwin to the tale of our fin whale.

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Image of children at a workshop at the Botanic Garden
11:45 AM - 12:45 PM
£7.00
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yellow and white bunting with ammonite drawings
10:00 AM - 1:30 PM
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Make yourself a Mary Anning inspired ammonite sun catcher

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11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Free, booking required

What will you put into your time capsule treasure box?

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Botanical diagram of parts of a plant
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Free

Find out about botanical artists Carolina and Arnold Dodel-Port and their correspondence with Darwin. Use microscopes to explore plants and create your own botanical drawings. 

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Child taking part in a workshop at the Museum
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Free, booking required

Create a time-capsule of memories in hands-on workshop. 

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Child taking part in a workshop at the Museum
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Free, booking required
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Child taking part in a workshop at the Museum
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Free, booking required
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Free

Try out our pop-up activity station bursting with different activities, games and books to discover.

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Promotional picture of the Reluctant Dragon Theatre show
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Various ticket prices
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Group of historical reenactors dressed in assorted medieval costumes
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Included in standard entry to the Museum

Drop-in to see live performances from some fenland natural heroes and villains!

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Child taking part in a workshop at the Museum
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Free, booking required
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Child taking part in a workshop at the Museum
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Free, booking required
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Botanical diagram of parts of a plant
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Free

Find out about botanical artists Carolina and Arnold Dodel-Port and their correspondence with Darwin. Use microscopes to explore plants and create your own botanical drawings. 

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Close up image of minibeast on a leaf
1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
Free, but booking essential

Join staff from the Zoology Museum and Cambridge University Library for this hands-on session searching for minibeasts just like Charles Darwin.

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2 paper fans decorated with sequins and small stickers
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Free

A fan workshop for families delivered in partnership with the Fan Circle.

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Botanical diagram of parts of a plant
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Free

Find out about botanical artists Carolina and Arnold Dodel-Port and their correspondence with Darwin. Use microscopes to explore plants and create your own botanical drawings.

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10:30 AM - 3:30 PM
£5 per pack

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Abstract fused stained glass
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
£12 per child

Learn the principles and theory of glass cutting, fusing and firing stained glass.

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12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Free

Discover what was medicine like during the 17th century and make your own herbal remedy.

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A child looking into a microscope
10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Free, but booking essential
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11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Pre-booking required
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Botanical diagram of parts of a plant
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Free

Find out about botanical artists Carolina and Arnold Dodel-Port and their correspondence with Darwin. Use microscopes to explore plants and create your own botanical drawings. 

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10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Free

Come along and drop-in to this workshop at the Botanic Garden to make your own flower crown.

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1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
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Join us to uncover the meanings of colour in African cloth.

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11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Free

Hands on demonstrations exploring the mysteries of magnetism and the causes of earthquakes

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Image of musical code electronic device
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Pre-booking required
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Botanical diagram of parts of a plant
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Free

Find out about botanical artists Carolina and Arnold Dodel-Port and their correspondence with Darwin. Use microscopes to explore plants and create your own botanical drawings. 

Find out more >
Various images of Fenland Life
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Free, with entry to the Museum
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Aerial view of Burwell Museum sowing series of timber out buildings
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Included in standard entry to the Museum

A drop-in crafting event for families.

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Photograph of a small, clay house
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
£4 per child

Use tools and objects to create texture and shape in the family clay workshop.

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Child taking part in a workshop at the Museum
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Free, booking required
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Child taking part in a workshop at the Museum
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Free, booking required

Create a time-capsule of memories in hands-on workshop. 

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Child making a paper Ichthyosaur skeleton
10:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Free

Come along to the Sedgwick Museum and make your very own Mary Anning inspired paper skeletons.

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Botanical diagram of parts of a plant
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Free

Find out about botanical artists Carolina and Arnold Dodel-Port and their correspondence with Darwin. Use microscopes to explore plants and create your own botanical drawings. 

Find out more >
Fenland life images
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Free, with entry to the Museum

Celebrate all that’s great about farming and the Fens in this special activity day.

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Child taking part in a workshop at the Museum
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Free, booking required
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Lily pad and frog made from card and coloured crayons
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM, 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
£10 for one child - £15.00 for two children (using the same mat)

A tactile art session for young children.

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Child taking part in a workshop at the Museum
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Free, booking required
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Free

Try out our pop-up activity station bursting with different activities, games and books to discover.

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Child taking part in a workshop at the Museum
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Free, booking required
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10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Free

Explore the Polar Museum with your little ones when it is closed to the public!

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Child taking part in a workshop at the Museum
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Free, booking required
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Model of the sun, earth and moon in brass
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Free

Find out more about telescopes, planets and stars and make your own mini model of the solar system. 

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Close up of seeds on flower
10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Free, but booking essential
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Image of an electronic Caterpillar
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Pre-booking required, normal admission charges apply
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Model of the sun, earth and moon in brass
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Free

Find out more about telescopes, planets and stars and make your own mini model of the solar system. 

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Illustration of a castle on a hill against a grey background
10:30 AM - 3:30 PM
£5 per pack

Join in a range of town-themed crafts at Saffron Walden Museum.

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Photograph of 2 people crouching next to a sandpit containing trowels. Lower half of bodies only visible.
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Free

Explore the world of archaeology in this jam-packed family event.

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Child holding a rock
10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Free, but booking essential

Join this hands-on session exploring rocks from the Isla Santiago.

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Image of girl next to lavender flowers.
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Free

Come along to this activity at the Botanic Garden and make your own lavender bag to take home with you.

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Image of bat flying.
8:00 PM - 9:15 PM
£7

A twilight ramble through the Botanic Garden to track down bats.

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Rainbow drawing
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Free

Immerse yourself in the world of colour and create your own spinning colour wheel.

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Image of a child holding an electronic code board
11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Pre-booking required

Come and build yourself a pocket-sized, hand-held ‘brain’ game. 

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Child wearing a crafted Knight helmet
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Free, with entry to the Museum
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Image of child and mother in Museum of Cambridge
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Free, booking required

Explore themes of music, archaeology and medicine through time in this fun, interactive session. 

Find out more >
Model of the sun, earth and moon in brass
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Free

Find out more about telescopes, planets and stars and make your own mini model of the solar system. 

Find out more >
Child seated at table with assortment of pens, paper and a glass of water
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
£4 per child

Discover how watercolour pens can be used to create some amazing effects. 

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Coloured illustration featuring a parrot beside a chest of gold coins
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Free

Drop-in for family crafts and activities on a treasure island theme

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Illustration of a white mosaic arch against a red background
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
£9.50 per child (includes entrance to the Museum)

A fun mosaic-making workshop for families.

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Aerial view of Burwell Museum sowing series of timber out buildings
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Included in standard entry to the Museum

A drop-in model-making event for families.

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Image of minecraft
11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Pre-booking required, normal admission charges apply

Use Raspberry Pi and the Python programming language to hack the Minecraft world!

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Child taking part in a workshop at the Museum
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Free, booking required
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Child wearing a crafted Knight helmet
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Free, with entry to the Museum

Go medieval at the Farmland Museum and Denny Abbey. 

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Model of the sun, earth and moon in brass
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Free

Find out more about telescopes, planets and stars and make your own mini model of the solar system. 

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Game On! promotional image
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Pre-booking required, normal admission charges apply

Enjoy a special tour about the history of videogames.

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Child taking part in a workshop at the Museum
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Free, booking required

Create a time-capsule of memories in hands-on workshop. 

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man holding a keyboard and woman holding a globe
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Free

Join Geologise Theatre as they take you on a musical journey back in time to meet Mary Anning: Fossil Hunter Extraordinaire.

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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Free

Try out our pop-up activity station bursting with different activities, games and books to discover.

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Child taking part in a workshop at the Museum
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Free, booking required

What will you put into your time capsule treasure box?

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Child taking part in a workshop at the Museum
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Free, booking required

Learn the skills of storytelling and build your confidence to tell your tale to others.

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Picture of Medieval scene
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Free, with entry to the Museum

Enjoy a bank holiday full of medieval fun. 

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Child taking part in a workshop at the Museum
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Free, booking required

What will you put into your time capsule treasure box?

Find out more >
Child taking part in a workshop at the Museum
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Free, booking required

What will you put into your time capsule treasure box?

Find out more >
Picture of Medieval scene
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Free, with entry to the Museum

Enjoy a bank holiday full of medieval fun.

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White clay plaques decorated with mosaic tiles
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
£10.00 for one child, £18.00 for two children (at the same table), £26.00 for three children (at the same table)

Develop your mosaic skills by learning how to create intricate designs

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Illustration of a castle on a hill against a grey background
10:30 AM - 3:30 PM
£5 per pack

Join in a range of harvest-themed crafts at Saffron Walden Museum

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Image of a moving robot on wheels
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Pre-booking required

 Can you program a roaming robot to navigate a room?

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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Free

Try out our pop-up activity station bursting with different activities, games and books to discover.

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