Museums and collections across the city are opening their doors after dark on February 18 (4.30pm-8.30pm) for an evening of nocturnal fun and adventure. Thirteen venues are taking part with free drop-in and bookable events.

Visitors will be able dip into the depths of the ocean at The Polar Museum’s Deep Sea Darkness event.

Twilight at the Museums is an annual fixture for families highlighting the museums as places of entertainment and exploration and this year includes four non-university museums: Museum of Technology, Museum of Cambridge, Farmland Museum & Denny Abbey, and the Cambridge Science Centre.

Visitors will be able dip into the depths of the ocean at The Polar Museum’s Deep Sea Darkness event; play Guess Who with the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, and step into the natural world of the Botanic Garden to journey through the glowing glasshouses.

They can also gain some technical know-how with hands-on activities at the Museum of Technology, or take part in quizzes, torch-lit exploring, and book-making at the University Library, which joins the Twilight team for the first time.

Visitors will also be able to enjoy an interactive light display illuminating the Fitzwilliam Museum and discover the historic streets of Cambridge in a torch-lit tour with the Cambridge Guides. 

Gourmet burger van ‘Steak and Honour’ will be on hand to feed visitors to the Downing Site alongside Caffe Mobile’s hot drinks and cakes. More food and drink options will be available at the Fitzwilliam, Botanic Garden and Farmland Museum, and the Museum of Cambridge is running a special Twilight Tea Room (for workshop participants only).

Anyone attending Twilight at the Museums can pick up or download a copy of the Twilight What’s On for their all-important Passport. Use it to collect a stamp at every venue you visit.

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