What has a huge number of very interesting venues with incredibly interesting stuff to do? That’ll be Summer at The Museums
An impressive 23 venues across the area have joined forces to present a packed programme for Summer at the Museums, which features creative activities, events and trails, from 22 July to 31 August.
It’s all part of the University of Cambridge Museums’ annual lineup of fun stuff – just the 150 events! – at this time of year.
Throughout the school holidays, Summer at the Museums provides something for everyone. There’s storytelling and play-based activities for younger children, to hands-on happenings for all ages. Many events are free.
Families can embark on a dragon hunt, discover the life of the roman soldier, or listen to magical storytelling.
The broad range includes investigating creepy crawlies in central Cambridge and counting the number of species of animals and plants as part of the Museum of Zoology’s 24-hour nature study, BioBlitz.
There’s also a chance to take part in a gadget hack, where it’s possible to explore the magic inside our favourite gadgets with the Centre for Computing History.
And that’s not all. There are some top secret challenges for families to tackle during their visits.
It could be finding an object to impersonate, or looking for and sharing the most unusual object on display. University of Cambridge Museums wants to see the best of the best on Facebook and Twitter by inviting families to share their experiences using the hashtag #SatMuseums.
Each week the most popular will go on to University of Cambridge Museums’ Facebook and Twitter pages.
Get your guide
All challenges are in the Summer at the Museums What’s On Guide. There are 150 drop-in and bookable activities to choose from. Copies can be picked up from participating venues. Here’s the full list.
All Saints Church, Cambridge; Burwell Museum and Windmill; Cambridge Centre for Computing History; Cambridge Museum of Technology; Cambridge Science Centre; Cambridge University Botanic Garden; Ely Museum; Farmland Museum and Denny Abbey; Fitzwilliam Museum; Great St Mary’s Church; Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology; Museum of Cambridge; Museum of Classical Archaeology; Museum of Zoology (off site events); Norris Museum, St Ives; Polar Museum; Saffron Walden Museum; Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences; St Neots Museum; Stained Glass Museum, Ely; University Library; Whipple Museum of History of Science; Wisbech and Fenland Museum.