Twilight Half-Term: Gods and Goddesses of the Night Sky

Have you ever wondered what the ancient Greeks and Romans knew about the bright lights of the night sky? Follow the clues and find out more about ancient astronomy. Label the planets with their Greek and Roman names. Get them all to receive a small reward at the end of your visit! 

Visit the Museum of Classical Archaeology and pick up a copy of the trail at the front desk.

Spotlight Gallery Talk | Illuminated, Gold in Medieval Manuscripts

A spotlight gallery talk with Suzanne Reynolds, Assistant Keeper in the Department of Manuscripts and Printed Books.

Prized for its durability and its lustre, gold was crucial to the illumination of luxury manuscripts in the Middle Ages and Renaissance. This short talk looks at the different ways illuminators used gold, focussing on a small group of richly decorated Italian manuscripts on display in the Upper Marlay gallery.

You booking also includes a ticket for general admission to the museum.

Spotlight Gallery Talk: Women, Makers and Muses

For centuries, women’s artwork was neglected, their careers thwarted, and their achievements forgotten. Yet, despite the obstacles they faced, many persisted in making art.

This short talk from curator Rebecca Birrell introduces Women: Makers and Muses, a temporary exhibition drawing from our rich holdings of paintings, drawings, prints, ceramics and sculpture, highlighting work by women throughout the history of art and from across the globe.

Spotlight Gallery Talk: Global Gold

Rare, beautiful and easy to work, gold has been valued above all other metals in many societies over the last six thousand years. With its resistance to chemical reactions – it never corrodes or tarnishes – it is often called a ‘noble’ metal. The fascination with, and demand for, gold made it an attractive medium for political symbols of power and status, or to provide standards of value and means of exchange.

Magdalene Odundo in Cambridge: Early Morning Tour

An exclusive early morning tour of our exhibition, Magdalene Odundo in Cambridge, with members of the team behind the show.

Ticket holders are entitled to a 20% discount in the Courtyard Cafe 10am-noon on the day, and a 10% discount on the exhibition catalogue, available for purchase in the Courtyard Shop, on production of your ticket.

Your booking will also include a ticket for general admission, should you wish to visit the rest of the museum after the tour, when the museum opens to the public at 10.00.

Autumn Animals – Self-led family activity

Pick up a special animal card on your way into the Garden this autumn to create your own artwork as you explore with your family. There are 6 cards to collect, each one featuring a different animal, along with facts and ideas for fun games and activities. A different animal will be at the ticket gates each week from Friday 10th September. During the school half-term week all six cards will be available. Can you collect them all?

Admission charge applies for accompanying adults.

Gold of the Great Steppe: Early Morning Tour

An exclusive early morning tour of our exhibition, Gold of the Great Steppe (opening 28 September), with members of the team behind the show.

Ticket holders are entitled to a 20% discount in the Courtyard Cafe 10am-noon on the day, and a 10% discount on the exhibition catalogue, available for purchase in the Courtyard Shop, on production of your ticket.

Your booking will also include a ticket for general admission, should you wish to visit the rest of the museum after the tour, when the museum opens to the public at 10.00.