Why do globes have North at the top? What decisions do map-makers have to make and how does that affect how we see the world? Who gets to name things on maps? How do we find out about different places and people around the world? Find out more about the power of maps in the history of scientific exploration and create your own map. 

During museum opening times: Wed - Sat 10am - 4pm this half-term

Pick up our Reindeer Escape trail at the Polar Museum this half-term. Using UV torches, you will able to see in UV light, just like reindeer do! Using your new UV sight, find the letters to help spell out the name of predator that wants to eat you for dinner!

Visit the Polar Museum and try out our re-launched interactive Arctic Ice Exhibit. Spin the wheel to discover how Arctic ice cover has changed over the last century. Learn how we sense temperature with one of our self-led activity boxes.

For all ages. Drop-in any time

Part of the Cambridge Zero Festival.

Visit the Polar Museum and try out our re-launched interactive Arctic Ice Exhibit. Spin the wheel to discover how Arctic ice cover has changed over the last century. Learn how we sense temperature with one of our self-led activity boxes.

For all ages. Drop-in any time

Part of the Cambridge Zero Festival.

This exhibition integrates insights from the arts, humanities and the sciences, bringing together extraordinary objects and artworks from different times and places. COLOUR showcases remarkable and diverse collections from across the University of Cambridge museums, libraries and colleges.

Drop-in for crafts, trails, games and more - complete your activity passport to earn a parrot prize.

Pirates welcome!

Ages 4 - 11

Bring your young explorers to walk in the footsteps of giants, hide from witches and discover the wonders hidden inside the old White Horse Inn.

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

Pick up a free trail throughout the summer

Ages 6+

Follow the map and clues in this trail to discover the wildlife of central Cambridge. Our Wildlife Safari Trail can be followed on a smartphone, downloaded to your own device, or printed at home before your journey.

Click on the 'download this trail here' button in the top left-hand corner of the page to access the trail.

We would recommend following this trail before lunchtime, when most of the wildlife will be out and about.

Join artist Kaitlin Ferguson in the Clore Learning Studio for a free, interactive workshop all about how art and technology work together.

Using iPads to make drawings inspired by the natural world, you will explore how technology can help us look creatively at the world around us. Kaitlin will also introduce you to her 3D printer, and the materials she uses to print with – including coffee beans!

You will learn new art techniques and skills and explore new ways of creative thinking in a safe and supported space.

This workshop is open to all children aged 8-12.

A Studio Sunday Special for families with a child about to start school. Siblings welcome!

Join us in our Clore Learning Studio for a free, practical art making workshop exploring ideas about starting school. Respond to the House and exhibitions to make your own artworks and gather new suggestions to help your family prepare together for starting school. No previous art experience needed!

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