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Summer at the Museums
22 July - 3 September 2017

Discover summer adventure on your doorstep

The summer holidays are upon us but don't fret - we have plenty of free or low-cost activities to keep everyone happy. 

Taking place in venues throughout Cambridge and the county, Summer at the Museums brings you everything from hands-on activities and storytelling, to drop-in events and museum trails.

Whether it’s something to do on a rainy day, an outing close to home, or a bit of craft-based creativity, we have loads of activities and events for you to choose from.


Have you been to any Summer at the Museums events this year? 

We'd love to hear about your experience. Take part in our survey and you'll be helping us improve our offer for families. It should only take between 3-5 minutes to complete and all completed questionnaires will be entered into a prize draw with a chance of winning a £50 Amazon voucher.


Download the What's On guide

Pick up the free What’s On guide (download link) from participating venues across the county. For up-to-date information on what’s happening when, keep an eye on our Facebook or Twitter accounts.



Participating venues


All Saints Church
Cambridge, CB5 8BP
01223 324442

Burwell Museum & Windmill
​Burwell, CB25 0HL
01638 605544

Cambridge Centre for Computing History
Cambridge, CB1 3EW
01223 214446

Cambridge Museum of Technology
Cambridge, CB5 8LD
01223 500652

Cambridge University Botanic Garden
Cambridge, CB2 1JE
01223 336265

Ely Museum
Ely, CB7 4LS
01353 666655

Farmland Museum & Denny Abbey
A10, Waterbeach, Cambridge, CB25 9PQ
01223 860988

Fitzwilliam Museum
Cambridge, CB2 1RB
01223 332904

Great St Mary’s Church
Cambridge, CB2 3PQ
01223 741716

Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology
Cambridge, CB2 3DZ
01223 333516

Museum of Cambridge
Cambridge, CB3 0AQ
01223 355159

Museum of Classical Archaeology
Cambridge, CB3 9DA
01223 330402

National Heritage Centre for Horseracing & Sporting Art
Newmarket, CB8 8EP
01638 667314

Norris Museum
St Ives, PE27 5BX
01480 497314

The Polar Museum
Cambridge, CB2 1ER
01223 336540

Saffron Walden Museum
Saffron Walden, CB10 1JL
01799 510333

Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences
Cambridge, CB2 3EQ
01223 333456

St Neots Museum
St Neots, PE19 1AE
01480 214163

Stained Glass Museum
Ely, CB7 4DL
01353 660347

UL Millstein Exhibition Centre
Cambridge, CB3 9DR
01223 333030

Whipple Museum of the History of Science
Cambridge, CB2 3RH
01223 330906

Wisbech & Fenland Museum
​Wisbech, PE13 1ES
01945 583817

The following museums are closed for redevelopment but will be joining in with events and activities at other venues:

Kettle’s Yard

Museum of Zoology

Summer at the Museums is delivered by the University of Cambridge Museums as part of its Arts Council funded Major Partner Museum programme

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