University of Cambridge Museums

Projects, events and news from the University of Cambridge Museums

La Grande Guerre

La Grande Guerre takes a look at France’s reaction to the first months of World War One One of the most difficult things to try and imagine about the First … Continue reading

July 31, 2014 · Leave a comment

A summer of fetes and festivals in north Cambridge

Even though the schools have only just broken up for the school holidays the University of Cambridge Museums summer community programme has already been very busy supporting the many fetes … Continue reading

July 30, 2014 · Leave a comment

Shackleton: Life and Leadership

Centenary celebrations at The Polar Museum ‘Sir Ernest Shackleton’s name will always be written in the annals of Antarctic exploration in letters of fire. Pluck and grit can work wonders, … Continue reading

July 29, 2014 · Leave a comment

School’s out but Summer at the Museums is in!

Summer at the Museums:  24 July – 3 September 2014 School maybe out for summer but the holidays have certainly arrived at museums and collections across Cambridge. Last week saw … Continue reading

July 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

Midsummer Fair

Staff from the Museum of Zoology and the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology spent the mornings of the 19 and 20 June on Midsummer Common with the children of Midsummer Fair. There … Continue reading

July 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

Warming Up… with the Museum of Zoology

Throughout June, we’ve been gradually warming up for our summer activities programme by joining in with a number of events being held around Cambridge. For the University of Cambridge Museum Lion … Continue reading

July 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

Svalbard Expeditions – equipment files 1958-1988

Aislinn Hendrix, a Volunteer at the Sedgwick Museum, shares her experiences of working on the Svalbard Archives. When I first laid eyes on Dr. Walter Brian Harland’s (1917-2003) collection of … Continue reading

July 23, 2014 · 1 Comment

Last chance to see Discoveries

This week marks the very last chance to explore the unique exhibition Discoveries: Art, Science and Exploration in the Mellon Gallery of the Fitzwilliam Museum. The exhibit was originally on … Continue reading

July 22, 2014 · Leave a comment