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Easter Holiday Happenings & Opening Hours

Tinamou egg, around 1830. Found in Uruguay by Charles Darwin, W 5cm, Museum of Zoology, Photography Paul Tucker

Tinamou egg, around 1830. Found in Uruguay by Charles Darwin, W 5cm, Museum of Zoology, Photography Paul Tucker

This Easter, take some time out from the Crème Eggs and have a ‘cracking’ time at the University of Cambridge Museums instead. In addition to special holiday events and trails, you’ll find plenty more to keep everyone a happy bunny.

Just remember, that Easter Weekend opening hours vary across the University Museums so check our holiday opening information below.

Cambridge University Botanic Garden
Lindt Gold Bunny Hunt
Saturday 19 March – Sunday 10 April 2016, during Garden opening hours
Garden admission applies; drop-in

Fun with Herbs
Saturday 2 April, 11am – 3pm
Free for children – Garden admission applies for adults; drop-in

Sedgwick Museum
Easter Family Trail
Thursday 24 March – 9 April, during Museum opening hours
Free; drop-in

Mr Darwin’s Adventures
Tuesday 5 April, 10.30am – 12pm
Free; booking essential

Fitzwilliam Museum
Family First Saturdays – Favourite Things
Saturday 2 April, 2 – 4pm
Free; drop-in

Museum of Classical Archaeology
All that Glitters
Wednesday 6 April, 1.30 – 3pm
Free; drop-in


Easter Weekend Opening Hours

Fitzwilliam Museum
Closed: Good Friday 25 March
Open: Saturday 26 March 10am – 5pm, Easter Sunday 27 March 12 – 5pm, Bank Holiday Monday 28 March 12 – 5pm

Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Closed: Good Friday 25 March, Easter Sunday 27 March, Bank Holiday Monday 28 March
Open: Easter Saturday 26 March 10.30am – 4.30pm

Museum of Classical Archaeology
Closed: Good Friday 25 March – Bank Holiday Monday 28 March inclusive
Open: Tuesday 29 March 10am – 5pm

Whipple Museum of the History of Science
Closed: Good Friday 25 March – Bank Holiday Monday 28 March inclusive
Open: Tuesday 29 March 12.30 – 4.30pm

Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences
Closed: Good Friday 25 March and Easter Sunday 27 March
Open: Saturday 26 March 10am – 4pm
Easter Monday 10am – 1pm; 2 – 5pm
Tuesday 29 March 10am – 1pm; 2 – 5pm

The Polar Museum
Closed: Easter Sunday 27 March
Open: Good Friday 25 March, Easter Saturday 26 March, Bank Holiday Monday 28 March 10am – 4pm

Botanic Garden
Open: Good Friday 25 March – Easter Monday 28 March inclusive

Kettle’s Yard
Currently closed for redevelopment

Museum of Zoology
Currently closed for redevelopment

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