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Set out with the family to discover the world of Cambridge museums after dark…
Twilight at the Museums
Wednesday 18 February 2015
4.30 – 8.30pm
Things are heating up at Twilight HQ as we get ready for this year’s Twilight at the Museums. This popular family event will be returning for a ninth year with 13 venues across the City opening their doors for an evening of FREE after dark exploration and fun. We’ve got a jam-packed programme of drop-in and bookable activities taking place throughout the night, but before you hunt out batteries for the torch, here’s a taster of what’s in store…
Try taking a dip into the depths of the ocean at The Polar Museum’s Deep Sea Darkness event; or play Guess Who with the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology and find characters from around the world; step into the natural world of the Botanic Garden and journey through the glowing glasshouses; and bring a spot of technical know-how to the evening with hands-on fun at the Museum of Technology. Joining the Twilight team for the first time is the University Library. Expect to find quizzes, torch-lit exploring, and even book-making.
Travelling between the museums is all part of the fun – look out for an interactive light display illuminating the Fitzwilliam Museum and discover the historic streets of Cambridge after dark in a torch-lit tour with the Cambridge Guides.
All that exploring can build up an appetite so ‘Steak and Honour’ – burger van with a difference – will be popping up to keep grumbling tummies at bay (don’t worry, they cater for vegetarians too) alongside Caffe Mobile with hot drinks and cakes. More food and drink options will be available with cafes at the Fitzwilliam, Botanic Garden and Farmland Museum; and the Museum of Cambridge is running a special Twilight Tea Room (for workshop participants only).
Just make sure you pick up or download a copy of the Twilight What’s On (available from 23 January) so that you have the all-important Passport. Use it to collect a stamp at every place you visit along the way – well, you can’t beat a bit of healthy competition between friends…
So, wrap up, grab your torch and get ready for fun.
For more information about Twilight including whose involved, visit our webpage.