23 July – 2 September 2015

Discover summer adventure on your doorstep

Ah, summer holidays. Long days, ice-lollies and… loads of museum fun! Why not pack more into your holidays this summer and join museums in Cambridge and beyond for some family entertainment and adventure?

This summer, 23 venues across the county are presenting a jam-packed programme of drop-in and bookable creative activities, events and trails - all part of the annual Summer at the Museums line-up. Whether it’s something to do on a rainy day, a day out close to home, or a bit of hands-on creativity, we have loads of activities and events for you to choose from.

From creating miniature masterpieces at the Fitzwilliam Museum, solving detective mysteries at the Farmland Museum or travelling through the ages on Burwell Museum’s Time Travel Bus, this year’s Summer at the Museum What’s On guide is full of events and activities to keep everyone entertained.

In addition to general family happenings, the guide also includes events for older children and teens, along with useful information such as options for packed-lunches and picnics and travel advice.

Also available is our handy Museum Passport. Collect a stamp from every venue you visit and see how far you’ve explored. You can also let us know what you’ve been up to by designing a postcard – you never know, you might win the chance to have your creation turned into a real postcard to send to friends and family!

In addition to the great stuff happening in museums this summer, you’ll find lots of other events and happenings taking place across the city. Find out more on our Out and About page.

Be one of the first to pick up a FREE What’s On at the Castle Hill Open Day on Saturday 20 June and for a taste of hands-on Summer at the Museums fun, join us in the Make and Create tent at the Big Weekend, Saturday 11 July on Parker’s Piece.

Guides are also available from any of the participating venues or download your own copy here.

Burwell Museum & Windmill
Cambridge Centre for Computing History
Cambridge Museum of Technology
Cambridge Science Centre
Cambridge University Botanic Garden
Ely Museum
Farmland Museum and Denny Abbey
Fitzwilliam Museum
Great St Mary's Church
March & District Museum
Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology
Museum of Cambridge
Museum of Classical Archaeology
Norris Museum, St Ives
The Polar Museum
Prickwillow Museum, Prickwillow, Ely
Saffron Walden Museum
Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences
St Neots Museum
Stained Glass Museum, Ely
University Library
Whipple Museum of the History of Science
Wisbech & Fenland Museum

For up-to-date information about what’s coming up follow us on Facebook and Twitter and keep an eye on our weekly blogs from 13 July.

To get you in the mood, take a look below at what we got up to last year!

Created with flickr slideshow.


PHOTOGRAPHY: Please note that photography or filming may be taking place at these events. If you do not wish for your image to be used, please advise a member of staff