Twilight at the Museums
Wednesday 18 February 2015
4.30 – 8.30pm
Twilight at the Museums is almost here and we are getting ready for destination exploration!
It’s time to make the most of those long winter nights as museums and collections across the city open their doors for after dark fun. With thirteen venues offering an exciting range of drop-in and bookable events throughout the evening, there will be loads for families to see and explore. Why not take part in some torch-lit space exploration at the Whipple Museum; discover a world of deep sea darkness at The Polar Museum; or create some ‘Creatures of Twilight’ at the Museum of Cambridge?
The evening is all about fun and discovery; while some museums will be immersed in darkness, others will be full of colour, light and amazing artefacts waiting to be found. Remember, the more places you visit, the more you will be able to see and do; our Twilight ‘What’s On’ guide and passport will help you plan and record your journey.
So wrap up warm, grab a torch and get ready for adventure!
A full ‘What’s On’ guide and passport will be available from participating museums soon but in the meantime you can download your own copy here.
Here’s a taster of what’s on offer…
Please only attend these events if you have pre-booked
Booking opens on Monday 5 January 2015
The Dragon’s Pearl
Please note: This event is now FULLY BOOKED. However the Museum will still be open to drop-in visitors.
Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Cambridge University Botanic Garden
Deep Dark Pollinator Hunt
Museum of Classical Archaeology
Treasures by Torchlight
Cambridge University Library, Milstein Exhibition Centre
Reading After Lights Out
Farmland Museum & Denny Abbey
Shadows and Light at Denny
Guided Torchlight Tours
Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences
Sedgwick After Dark
Cambridge Science Centre
Science in the Dark
Whipple Museum of the History of Science
Cambridge Museum of Technology
Technology and Torchlight
(Also see The Dragon’s Pearl in bookable events above)
Twilight at the Museums is supported through funding from Arts Council England and Cambridge City Council.
Please note: Photography and/or filming will take place during this event. The photographs and films will be used by the University of Cambridge for the purpose of promoting its activities and may be published on the University’s websites and circulated to the press and other media organisations for publication, transmission or broadcast.