Studio Sunday Outdoors

Join us in St Peter’s Churchyard, just next door to Kettle’s Yard, for free, practical art making workshops. Respond to the House and exhibitions to make your own artworks. Get creative with artists and our Community & Learning volunteers, no previous art experience needed!

In this session, join artist Jacqui Campbell to discover how we can be inspired by the nature around us to create artwork.

Activities are for all but most suitable for children between 3 and 11 years. We encourage parents/carers to create alongside their child.

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FREE TALK Antarctic Art: Creative Journeys

In 2017, Shelly Perkins travelled Antarctica onboard HMS Protector as the Friends of SPRI Artist in Residence. She became the latest in a long line of artists to travel to the frozen continent, and capture her experiences through her creative work.

Join Shelly and the Polar Museum’s Curator Charlotte Connelly to hear about the long tradition of expedition artists in Antarctica, and Shelly’s own experiences of travelling south with the Royal Navy.

BioBlitz 2022

Welcome to BioBlitz 2022!  Join us at the Cambridge University Botanic Garden as we explore the wildlife at the Garden, with a range of bookable activities for the whole family. We'll be mini beast hunting, pond dipping, running crafty caterpillar workshops, and much much more!

Zoology Live! 2022

We'll be chatting with experts about how to support wildlife & looking at the wildlife in the Botanic Garden. You will have the opportunity to put your questions live to our experts. 

Zoology Live! is running on two nights  - on Tuesday 21 June at 7pm, we will be livestreaming from the Museum, and Wednesday 22 June, we will be at the Botanic Garden. Hope you can join us on both nights!

Zoology Live! 2022

Get your questions ready! You will have the chance to put your questions LIVE to our experts. We'll be talking to experts on butterflies and Australian mammals - plus lots of activities and mini films to watch. This is a FREE online event for the whole family. 

It takes place on two nights - Tuesday 21st June at 7pm from the Museum and on Wednesday 22nd June we will be broadcasting live from Cambridge University Botanic Garden. 

Please register your interest for this event to receive updates

Modernism, Japanism and Queer Women Artists

In her 1925 review of Lady Mursaki’s 11th Century novel Tale of Genji, Virginia Woolf admires the technique adopted to draw a clear vision of the male hero: he is conveyed through a method that decenters him and celebrates female intersubjectivity, ‘through the medium of other women’s minds’. Her encounter with the book clearly struck a chord, as a few years later, in an essay about women and fiction, Woolf returns to the Tale of Genji as a vital moment in the history of women’s creativity.

Muse | Joiner: Faces/Places

MUSE, our series of practical art workshops for adults has returned to the Museum in person!

These workshops will take place in the gallery spaces, and in our Education studio making use of materials and techniques that can be safely used in these areas. Art supplies will be provided. Each workshop is 2 hours long.

Hockney often investigates the passing of time, thorough his videos, joiner pieces, photography and painting. Registering subtle changes through time and space, through slightly shifting viewpoints.

Displaying Nature, Truthfully: Curators' Panel Discussion

Join True to Nature exhibition collaborators Jane Munro, Ger Luijten and Mary Morton for a panel discussion as they share the thinking behind the exhibition and the curatorial challenges and opportunities afforded by exploring the theme in different ways across three venues.

Drawing on new scholarship, this exhibition of some 100 oil sketches made across Europe, mainly during the nineteenth century, explores the variety of inventive ways in which artists recorded fleeting moments in nature, experienced at first-hand.

Volunteering at Kettle’s Yard: Find Out More Session

Volunteering is a great way to give back to your community, learn new skills, make friends and professional contacts, and get more involved with a unique art gallery. Kettle’s Yard hugely values its team of volunteers, who have a wide range of backgrounds and experiences. Everyone aged 16 and over is welcome to volunteer, and we encourage interest from new voices and perspectives.

Volunteering at Kettle’s Yard: Find Out More Session

Volunteering is a great way to give back to your community, learn new skills, make friends and professional contacts, and get more involved with a unique art gallery. Kettle’s Yard hugely values its team of volunteers, who have a wide range of backgrounds and experiences. Everyone aged 16 and over is welcome to volunteer, and we encourage interest from new voices and perspectives.