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Museums and collections

 

Access all Areas: opening up our collections with Open Cambridge
Friday 8 – Saturday 9 September 2017

Celebrating the rich and diverse heritage of our city, Open Cambridge offers special access to places that are normally closed to the public or charge admission. This year, our museums will be hosting a variety of talks, tours and events which will open up their buildings and collections in unique and creative ways. Get access to objects not usually on display, visit somewhere new and find out more about the fascinating stories behind the collections.

 

Tours and special events

Exploring deep history
Whipple Museum of the History of Science
Friday 8 September, 10.00am-4.00pm
Drop-in

Another India exhibition tour
Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Friday 8 September: 11.00am-12.00pm/3.00-4.00pm
Pre-book

Behind the scenes at MAA
Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Friday 8 September, 1.00-2.00pm
FULLY BOOKED

Tea and tours
Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences
Friday 8 September, 2.00-4:00pm
Pre-book

Family film screening: The Jungle Book (1967)
Fitzwilliam Museum, Front Lawn, Friday 8 September 7.30-9.30pm
FULLY BOOKED

 

India Unboxed
Marking the UK-India Year of Culture 2017, the University of Cambridge Museums and Botanic Garden are celebrating a shared season of events on the theme of India. Why not use the weekend to discover some of the unique objects and stories featured in our India Unboxed exhibitions?

Elephants, Deities and Ashoka’s Pillar: Coins of India from antiquity to the present
Fitzwilliam Museum
Friday 8 September, 10.00am-5.00pm
Saturday 9 September, 10.00am-5.00pm
Drop-in

Another India
Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Friday 8 September, 10.30am-4.30pm
Saturday 9 September, 10.30am-4.30pm
Drop-in

Visit the India Unboxed page for more information on exhibitions and events in 2017.

Open Cambridge is part of the national Heritage Open Days scheme. Designed to offer special access to places that are normally closed to the public or charge admission, the initiative provides an annual opportunity for people to discover the local history and heritage of their community.