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The Fitzwilliam Museum
18/05/2021
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Free
Touch is our first sense. Through touch we make art, stake a claim to what we own and those we love, express our faith, our belief, our anger. Touch is how we leave our mark and find our place in the world; touch is how we connect. Drawing on works of art spanning four thousand years and from across the globe, this exhibition explores the fundamental role of touch in human experience, and offers new ways of looking.
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The Fitzwilliam Museum
18/05/2021
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Free
Plants have been used in the beauty and fragrance industry for thousands of years, from ancient times up until the present day. This exhibition features a range of works from our exceptional botanical collection, including watercolours, perfume vessels and scent bottles.
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Cambridge University Botanic Garden 
26/05/2021
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
We are delighted to partner with the International Garden Photographer of the Year (IGPOTY) to offer a new free-to-enter special competition
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Cambridge University Botanic Garden 
03/06/2021
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Normal Garden admission
The Garden will be open late on Thursday evenings in June and July
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Museum of Classical Archaeology
18/06/2021
Free
An exhibition of contemporary art by James Epps informed by the use of pattern and colour in ancient Greece and Rome
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Chatteris Museum
03/07/2021
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Free
Twenty mice have escaped from Larratts Mill and are hiding in the museum. Can you follow the trail and find them all?
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Cambridge University Botanic Garden 
10/07/2021
Admission charge applies for accompanying adults
Uncover the hidden stories of the Garden on this new trail for summer 2021
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Kettle's Yard
10/07/2021
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Free
Kettle’s Yard is pleased to present Untitled: art on the conditions of our time. This exhibition brings together work by 10 British African diaspora artists with a focus on how their innovative practices ask important questions about some of the most important cultural and political issues of our turbulent times. 
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The Fitzwilliam Museum
14/07/2021
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Free
Some cows have had a moo-vellous morning at the Fitz. But, they have become separated and need to return to their field before the farmer gets worried. Can you find and tick off these cows from around The Moo-seum? Download or print off this activity. Or pick up a copy from our Museum Reception. 
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Museum of Zoology
This is a challenge for you to do at home or independently
19/07/2021
Free
This year for Zoology Live, we are challenging you to take part in a Protest Plastics challenge. There's a few ways to get involved, from creating a Protest Plastics sculpture to pledging to swap a plastic item.
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Museum of Zoology
This is a challenge for you to do at home or independently
19/07/2021
Free
If you want to have a go recording butterfly behaviours for yourself why not take part in our Zoology Live Butterfly Challenge.
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Museum of Zoology
This is a challenge for you to do at home or independently
19/07/2021
Free
Join us for our Cowpats about Cambridge summer challenge and discover what creatures live inside a pile of dung.
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Museum of Zoology
19/07/2021
Free
Go on safari in Cambridge’s green spaces to discover the plants and animals that live in these city centre wildlife havens.
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Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences
23/07/2021
Free
Can you spot our colourful dinosaurs hidden around the museum?
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The National Horseracing Museum
23/07/2021
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Adults £15 (can be upgraded to an annual pass free of charge), children under 16 are free.
Enjoy a range of summer activities and outdoor fun at the National Horseracing Museum
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The Fitzwilliam Museum
27/07/2021
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Free
This year, Family Art Week is themed around the senses, inspired by our temporary exhibitions: The Human Touch and Scent from Nature. We will have free art activities on the lawn between Tues 27th July and Friday 30 July.  The event is unfortunately SOLD OUT, however, we have online activities through our website here.  
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Stained Glass Museum
27/07/2021
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Adult admission applies, children go free
Drop-in to the Museum for special holiday trails and crafts. 
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Saffron Walden Museum
29/07/2021
10:30 AM - 3:30 PM
£5 per activity pack
Join Saffron Walden Museum in their grounds near the newly opened Walden Castle for some fun crafting activities.
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Farmland Museum and Denny Abbey
29/07/2021
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Normal museum admission applies
Follow the story of Fenland Farming from past to present with a special trail and activities.
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Burwell Museum and Windmill
Burwell Museum of Fen Edge Village Life
29/07/2021
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Normal museum admission applies
Visit the Museum every Thursday to create your own artworks based on objects in the museum's collections  
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Centre for Computing History
30/07/2021
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Normal museum admission applies
Enjoy this 30-minute museum tour and explore the history of video games.
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Museum of Cambridge
31/07/2021
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Pay what you wish
Make your very own spell bottle and learn about the history of witches and witchcraft in the fens.
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Museum of Cambridge
31/07/2021
Free with normal admission
Pick up an activity guide and explore the folklore at the Museum of Cambridge through fun games and challenges.
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The Polar Museum
The Polar Museum, Lensfield Road, Cambridge, CB2 1ER
31/07/2021
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Free
Join us at the Polar Museum for our family friendly opening days during the summer holidays. These days are bookable specifically for children and their carers.
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Norris Museum
31/07/2021
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Trails free; craft activities: £2.50 per child
Complete a gallery trail each week to earn stickers for your summer sticker book, plus drop-in to the Museum for themed crafts each Friday.
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Kettle's Yard
01/08/2021
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Free
Join us in St Peter’s Churchyard for free, practical art making activities. Be inspired by Kettle’s Yard and make your own artworks. Pick up one of our family art activity packs and get creative with our artists. You can collect your materials to make outside at Kettle’s Yard or take them home with you.
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Norris Museum
02/08/2021
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
• £8.50 per person (1x ticket for each adult or child making a tile, accompanying adults not making a tile are free)
A bookable workshop where you can design and make your own clay tile.
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Whipple Museum of the History of Science
02/08/2021
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Find out more about the amazing women behind some of the objects in the Whipple Museum's collection! Follow the museum trail at any time when the museum is open or come on a Monday afternoon to take part in practical activities based on a different woman each week. Booking essential.  
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Stained Glass Museum
03/08/2021
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
£2 per child
Fun storytelling and craft sessions for children aged 3 - 6 years.
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Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences
03/08/2021
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Free
A special event at the Sedgwick Museum aimed at children with special educational needs who usually find visiting museums overwhelming due to conditions that affect their sensory processing and/or have a developmental disability. 
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Centre for Computing History
04/08/2021
10:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Workshop participant - £15; Accompanying Adult - £9 (required for under 14s)
Join this workshop to learn some fundamentals of coding before making your own game. 
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Great St Mary's Church
04/08/2021
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Ages 3+ £2.50, under 3s free
Complete the Noah’s Ark trail and try out some related activities.
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The Cromwell Museum
04/08/2021
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
£12 per table (2-6 children accompanied by carers)
Do you have what it takes to join the New Modelled Army, and fight for Parliament? Join this workshop to make your own equipment, meet real Civil War soldiers, and receive your training certification, signed by Oliver Cromwell!
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Museum of Zoology
This is an online event held over Zoom: https://zoom.us/download
05/08/2021
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Free
Join us in creating a Protest Plastic salt-dough sculpture together and hear from marine experts to help design your message.
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Ely Museum
05/08/2021
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Normal museum admission applies
Join Ely Museum for a fun drop-in Fenland themed craft session. With lots of fun crafts to try and real museum objects to handle, there is plenty to enjoy.
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Centre for Computing History
05/08/2021
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Normal museum admission applies
Discover the extraordinary advances made in technology over 50 years of computing history.
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Saffron Walden Museum
05/08/2021
10:30 AM - 3:30 PM
£5 per activity pack
Join Saffron Walden Museum in their grounds near the newly opened Walden Castle for some fun crafting activities. 
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Farmland Museum and Denny Abbey
05/08/2021
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Normal museum admission applies
Visit the Farmland Museum for traditional games and a teddy bear's picnic. 
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Centre for Computing History
06/08/2021
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Normal museum admission applies
Visit the Centre for Computing History and test your mettle on Mario Kart 8 on the WiiU.
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The Fitzwilliam Museum
07/08/2021
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Free
Join us for our free Family First Saturday at the Museum (14.00 until 16.00). This month activities are based on the theme of flowers. To ensure the safety of our visitors, number restrictions will apply and you will need to book a ticket for all family members in advance.
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Centre for Computing History
07/08/2021
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Workshop participant - £15; Accompanying Adult - £9 (required for under 14s)
Join this Scratch workshop to recreate Atari's 1980 arcade game Missile Command.
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Farmland Museum and Denny Abbey
07/08/2021
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Normal museum admission applies
Visit the museum for a day of music, dancing and games. 
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Cambridge University Botanic Garden 
08/08/2021
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Free
Science on Sundays is a programme of free, informal, monthly science talks, bringing the latest discoveries in plant science, as well as research linked to the plant collection at CUBG, to our visitors in a 30 minute nutshell. 
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Cambridge Museum of Technology
09/08/2021
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
£3 per child, accompanying adult free
Find out about, and have a go at different types of printing. Create a masterpiece to take home with you.
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Whipple Museum of the History of Science
09/08/2021
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Find out more about the amazing women behind some of the objects in the Whipple Museum's collection! Follow the museum trail at any time when the museum is open or come on a Monday afternoon to take part in practical activities based on a different woman each week. Booking essential.
Find out more >
Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences
09/08/2021
Free
Craft at home and wear to the museum!
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10/08/2021
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
£3 per child, accompanying adult free
Find out about, and have a go at different types of printing. Create a masterpiece to take home with you.
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Stained Glass Museum
10/08/2021
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
£2 per child
 Fun storytelling and craft sessions for children aged 3 - 6 years.
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Wisbech and Fenland Museum
10/08/2021
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Free
Join the team from Wisbech & Fenland Museum for drop-in activities on the Stone and Iron Ages.
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The Cromwell Museum
11/08/2021
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
£12 per table (2-6 children accompanied by carers)
A hands-on portrait drawing session with Peterborough artist, Tony Nero.
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Norris Museum
11/08/2021
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
• £10 per messy play tray (up to 2 children per tray, each tray must have 1 adult present)
A sensory play activity for under fives
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Centre for Computing History
11/08/2021
1:45 PM - 5:00 PM
Normal museum admission applies; please note that there must be an accompanying adult for children under the age of 14
A day-long event of friendly competition with other young game designers.
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Farmland Museum and Denny Abbey
12/08/2021
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Normal museum admission applies
Learn all about medieval crafts and weaponry - and maybe watch a battle or two!
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Centre for Computing History
12/08/2021
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Workshop participant - £12; Accompanying Adult - £9 (required for under 14s)
Create your own personal fitness gadget at this coding workshop.
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Saffron Walden Museum
12/08/2021
10:30 AM - 3:30 PM
£5 per activity pack
Join Saffron Walden Museum in their grounds near the newly opened Walden Castle for some fun crafting activities. 
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Ely Museum
12/08/2021
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Normal museum admission applies
Join Ely Museum for a fun drop-in Dinosaur themed craft session. With lots of fun crafts to try and real museum objects to handle, there is plenty to enjoy.  
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Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
12/08/2021
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Free
A special event at the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology aimed at children with special educational needs who usually find visiting museums overwhelming due to conditions that affect their sensory processing and/or have a developmental disability. 
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Centre for Computing History
13/08/2021
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Normal museum admission applies
Enjoy this 30-minute museum tour and explore the history of video games.
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Centre for Computing History
14/08/2021
10:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Workshop participant - £15; Accompanying Adult - £9 (required for under 14s)
Join this workshop to learn some fundamentals of coding before making your own game. 
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Kettle's Yard
15/08/2021
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Free
Join us in St Peter’s Churchyard for free, practical art making activities. Be inspired by Kettle’s Yard and make your own artworks. Pick up one of our family art activity packs and get creative with our artists. You can collect your materials to make outside at Kettle’s Yard or take them home with you.
Find out more >
Norris Museum
16/08/2021
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
£8.50 per person (1x ticket for each adult or child making a tile, accompanying adults not making a tile are free)
A bookable workshop where you can design and make your own clay tile.
Find out more >
Cambridge Museum of Technology
16/08/2021
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM, 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
£3 per child, accompanying adult free
Find out about, and have a go at different types of printing. Create a masterpiece to take home with you.
Find out more >
Whipple Museum of the History of Science
16/08/2021
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Find out more about the amazing women behind some of the objects in the Whipple Museum's collection! Follow the museum trail at any time when the museum is open or come on a Monday afternoon to take part in practical activities based on a different woman each week. Booking essential.
Find out more >
The Fitzwilliam Museum
16/08/2021
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Free
A special event at the Fitzwilliam Museum aimed at children with special educational needs who usually find visiting museums overwhelming due to conditions that affect their sensory processing and/or have a developmental disability. 
Find out more >
Stained Glass Museum
17/08/2021
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
£10 per child
Learn how to cut glass and make your own kiln-fired artwork.
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Cambridge Museum of Technology
17/08/2021
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
£5 per child, accompanying adults free
Join this artist-led workshop where you will be able create an art work using the Lights of Fantasy Flying Machine. 
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Stained Glass Museum
17/08/2021
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
£12 per person (tickets are booked in units of 3 - £36 per family unit)
A family-friendly glass fusing activity where everyone gets to take part.
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The Cromwell Museum
18/08/2021
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
£12 per table (2-6 children accompanied by carers)
Discover what types of herbs the Cromwells used to make their food taste yummy, and to make their home and selves smell good.
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Centre for Computing History
18/08/2021
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Workshop participant - £12; Accompanying Adult - £9 (required for under 14s)
Learn how to develop your own interactive story using the TWINE scripting tool.
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Cambridge University Botanic Garden 
19/08/2021
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
£5
Join a twilight ramble through the Botanic Garden and learn about the fascinating world of bats.
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Farmland Museum and Denny Abbey
19/08/2021
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Normal museum admission applies
Visit the Museum for a special Tudor trail and related art and craft activities. 
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Saffron Walden Museum
19/08/2021
10:30 AM - 3:30 PM
£5 per activity pack
Join Saffron Walden Museum in their grounds near the newly opened Walden Castle for some fun crafting activities. 
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Ely Museum
19/08/2021
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Normal museum admission applies
Join Ely Museum for a fun drop-in Roman themed craft session. With lots of fun crafts to try and real museum objects to handle, there is plenty to enjoy.
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Centre for Computing History
19/08/2021
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Normal museum admission applies
Discover the extraordinary advances made in technology over 50 years of computing history.
Find out more >
Centre for Computing History
20/08/2021
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Workshop participant - £12; Accompanying Adult - £9 (required for under 14s)
Make some amazing tunes using Sonic Pi software.
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Cambridge University Botanic Garden 
20/08/2021
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
£5
A special morning event for families. Join experts to find out what has been caught in the Garden's moth trap the night before.    
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Cambridge University Botanic Garden 
20/08/2021
10:15 AM - 11:15 AM, 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM
£5.00 per person (children & adults)
A special workshop for 2-5 year olds inspired by the book 'Too Much Stuff', a comical tale about the perils of wanting too many things.
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Cambridge Museum of Technology
23/08/2021
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
£3 per child, accompanying adult free
Find out about, and have a go at different types of printing. Create a masterpiece to take home with you.
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Wisbech and Fenland Museum
24/08/2021
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Free
Join the team from Wisbech & Fenland Museum for drop-in activities on the theme of Romans.
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Cambridge Museum of Technology
24/08/2021
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
£5 per child, accompanying adults free
Join this artist-led workshop where you will be able create an art work using the Lights of Fantasy Flying Machine. 
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The Cromwell Museum
25/08/2021
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
£12 per table (2-6 children accompanied by carers)
Discover how  people in the 17th century wrote letters and books and have a go yourself.   
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Norris Museum
25/08/2021
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
£6.00 per child - accompanying adults are free
Join storyteller Marion Leper for stories based on the world around us.
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Centre for Computing History
25/08/2021
10:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Workshop participant - £28; Accompanying Adult - £9 (required for under 14s)
Fancy sinking your (blue)teeth into a bit of electronics tinkering? Make your own Bluetooth speaker to hook up to a phone or other Bluetooth device. 
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26/08/2021
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
£5
Join a twilight ramble through the Botanic Garden and learn about the fascinating world of bats.
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Farmland Museum and Denny Abbey
26/08/2021
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Normal museum admission applies
Learn about 1940s life with special displays, trails and activities.  
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Saffron Walden Museum
26/08/2021
10:30 AM - 3:30 PM
£5 per activity pack
Join Saffron Walden Museum in their grounds near the newly opened Walden Castle for some fun crafting activities. 
Find out more >
Ely Museum
26/08/2021
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Normal museum admission applies
Join Ely Museum for a fun drop-in prehistory themed craft session. With lots of fun crafts to try and real museum objects to handle, there is plenty to enjoy.
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Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences
26/08/2021
Free
How to find fossils in flint gravel. Did you know flint has a story to tell of 90 million years from a warm sea to the last ice age?
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Centre for Computing History
27/08/2021
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Normal museum admission applies
Visit the Centre for Computing History and test your mettle on Mario Kart 8 on the WiiU.
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Kettle's Yard
29/08/2021
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Free
Join us in St Peter’s Churchyard for free, practical art making activities. Be inspired by Kettle’s Yard and make your own artworks. Pick up one of our family art activity packs and get creative with our artists. You can collect your materials to make outside at Kettle’s Yard or take them home with you.
Find out more >
Farmland Museum and Denny Abbey
29/08/2021
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Normal museum admission applies
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Cambridge University Botanic Garden 
02/09/2021
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
£95
A fun and relaxed course over three morning sessions to help you design or re-think your own garden
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The Fitzwilliam Museum
04/09/2021
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Free
This September's Family First Saturday is based on the theme, Food, glorious food! This event is in collaboration with Cambridge China Centre. To ensure the safety of our visitors, number restrictions will apply and you will need to book a ticket for all family members in advance.  
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Cambridge University Botanic Garden 
07/09/2021
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
£140
This two-day in-person course provides the opportunity to create a beautiful portrait of late summer blooms
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Kettle's Yard
15/09/2021
6:00 PM - 7:15 PM
Free
Join Untitled artist Harold Offeh who will be discussing his new film Down at the Twilight Zone with independent curator, writer and researcher Karen Alexander in this online in conversation. The film is available to watch on our website for the duration of the exhibition.
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Cambridge University Botanic Garden 
16/09/2021
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
£125
Join artist and illustrator Karin Eklund on this five part evening course exploring fun and joyful ways of drawing plants and nature
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Cambridge University Botanic Garden 
17/09/2021
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
£25
Spend a morning exploring the lily in paintings, proverbs and poetry, in literature and gardens
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Cambridge University Botanic Garden 
18/09/2021
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
£25
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Cambridge University Botanic Garden 
18/09/2021
£75
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Cambridge University Botanic Garden 
20/09/2021
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
£90
Explore and deepen your relationship between mindfulness, yourself and your love of nature over 3 separate days 20, 27 Sept and 4 Oct
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Cambridge University Botanic Garden 
22/09/2021
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
£140
Drawing inspiration from landscapes in the Botanic Garden, we will adapt a sketch or photograph and transfer your image for a linocut.
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Kettle's Yard
23/09/2021
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Free
Join Untitled artists Barby Asante, Appau Jnr Boakye-Yiadom, Phoebe Boswell and Kimathi Donkor for an online panel discussion around the key conditions of our time that the artists are looking at right now. The discussion will be chaired by exhibition curator Paul Goodwin.
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Cambridge University Botanic Garden 
25/09/2021
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
£65
Try something new with this perfect sized project, or create a lovely Christmas gift
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Cambridge University Botanic Garden 
28/09/2021
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
£25
Explore the history and ecology of Breckland, and learn about its remarkable flora
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Cambridge University Botanic Garden 
09/10/2021
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
£25
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Cambridge University Botanic Garden 
09/10/2021
£75
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Cambridge University Botanic Garden 
12/11/2021
£75
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Cambridge University Botanic Garden 
13/11/2021
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
£25
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