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Top Tips for a Twilight-tastic Time!

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Half term is nearly upon us and Wednesday 18 February sees a whole evening dedicated to museum exploration and discovery. Between 4.30 and 8.30pm, families will have the opportunity to visit 13 museums and collections in this year’s annual Twilight at the Museums. To get the most out of your evening, why not check out our handy, ‘Top Five Twilight Tips’ below.

  1. Pick up a Twilight What’s On Guide
    This year’s What’s On has everything you need to help plan your Twilight adventure. In addition to details about what’s happening where and information, it also includes some handy tips, a map showing the location of all venues and facilities, and a ‘passport’ for you to collect a stamp for every museum you visit. Available from all venues before and during the event guides can also be downloaded here; or pick one up from the main entrance of Cambridge Central Library.
  2. Bring a torch…
    …but don’t expect everywhere to be dark! Some of the museums will have the lights down low – perfect for using a torch to seek out dark corners filled with unexpected finds. Others will be flooded in light as they run exciting events and activities for you to get involved with.
  3. Visit more than one museum
    All the venues involved offer something different and unique. The more museums you visit, the more you will be able to see and do. Try discovering somewhere you’ve never been to before or think about planning how you might visit 2 or 3 venues. With 10 drop-in events to choose from, you won’t run out of choice!
  4. Get outside!
    In addition to all the action inside the museums, there will be plenty of things happening outside as well. Walk past the historic entrance of the Fitzwilliam Museum to see an ever changing display of amazing coloured lights, or head down to the Museum of Classical Archaeology for an exciting display of fire performances from the Wildfire Troupe. Families looking to find out more about the historic streets of Cambridge can also join in a fun torch lit tour with the Official Cambridge Guides. Just remember to keep a look out for cars and traffic as you cross the roads.
  5. Wrap up warm
    With the recent weather we’ve had thrown at us, who knows what to expect on the night and it’s best to be prepared! So make sure you pack a hat and some gloves along with those torches, and a warm coat or jacket to protect against those winds.

We would love to hear about your own plans for the night or any tips you may have gathered from previous years’ events. Why not let us know on Facebook and Twitter (remember to use #CamTwilight.

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