Destination… exploration!

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…

Pre-Bookable Events

Please only attend these events if you have pre-booked
Booking opens on Monday 5 January 2015

Museum of Cambridge
Creatures of Twilight
Workshops: 4.30 – 6.00pm or 6.30 – 8.00pm
01223 355159 or email

Kettle’s Yard
Light Source

Fitzwilliam Museum
The Dragon’s Pearl
Please note: This event is now FULLY BOOKED. However the Museum will still be open to drop-in visitors.

Drop-in events

Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Guess Who

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

The Polar Museum with Museum of Zoology
Deep Sea Darkness

Cambridge Guides
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
Cosmic Mission

Cambridge Museum of Technology
Technology and Torchlight

Fitzwilliam Museum
Twilight Illuminations
(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.