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Events open to the public from the University of Cambridge

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Mon 12 August 9:00AM - 5:00PM

Exhibition: Permeable Spaces

An exhibition that questions how physical spaces shape our perceptions and behaviour, and how in return we shape them.

9:00AM - 6:30PM

Highlight Discovery: 200 years of the Cambridge Philosophical Society

Founded in 1819, the Cambridge Philosophical Society provided an open forum for Cambridge graduates to discuss current scientific ideas and present new research. This exhibition shows us how the activity of the Cambridge Philosophical Society underpins 200 years of discovery.

10:00AM - 10:45AM

Highlight Little Explorers

Little Explorers A different Polar story each session with renowned storyteller Marion Leeper. For under 5s only. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Places cost £1.50 per child payable on arrival. Children under 1 are free.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Highlight Summer at the Museums

From pre-historic themed crafts and ancient archaeology, to pirate adventures on the high seas and nature-based fun, scroll down to choose from over 140 low-cost or FREE family events.

11:00AM - 11:45AM

Highlight Little Explorers

Little Explorers A different Polar story each session with renowned storyteller Marion Leeper. For under 5s only. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Places cost £1.50 per child payable on arrival. Children under 1 are free.

12:30PM - 4:00PM

Summer at the Museums: Expedition - Across the Globe

Pack your case and join an expedition around the world...

Tue 13 August 9:00AM - 5:00PM

Exhibition: Permeable Spaces

An exhibition that questions how physical spaces shape our perceptions and behaviour, and how in return we shape them.

9:00AM - 6:30PM

Highlight Discovery: 200 years of the Cambridge Philosophical Society

Founded in 1819, the Cambridge Philosophical Society provided an open forum for Cambridge graduates to discuss current scientific ideas and present new research. This exhibition shows us how the activity of the Cambridge Philosophical Society underpins 200 years of discovery.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Enriching Collections: Recent acquisitions of prints and drawings 2009 – 2019

This exhibition is the second of two successive selections of works on paper which celebrate the outstanding generosity of benefactors and donors who have helped to enrich the collections.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Fans Unfolded: Conserving the Lennox-Boyd collection

Showcasing rare and exquisitely decorated fans from the collection of the Hon. Christopher Lennox Boyd, allocated to the Museum by H.M. Government in lieu of inheritance tax in 2015, this display reveals the techniques behind the making, investigation and conservation of fans.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Palaces in the Night: The urban landscape in Whistler’s prints

This second exhibition of the Fitzwilliam’s collection of etchings, drypoints and lithographs, by the American artist James McNeill Whistler, is devoted to the cityscapes for which he is most celebrated as a printmaker.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Highlight Summer at the Museums

From pre-historic themed crafts and ancient archaeology, to pirate adventures on the high seas and nature-based fun, scroll down to choose from over 140 low-cost or FREE family events.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

The celebrated Mr Belzoni: A cultural gift to the Fitzwilliam

This in-focus exhibition is centred on a new acquisition: Jan Adam Kruseman’s posthumous portrait of the celebrated adventurer, Giovanni Battista Belzoni, known as ‘The Great Belzoni’.

Wed 14 August 9:00AM - 5:00PM

Exhibition: Permeable Spaces

An exhibition that questions how physical spaces shape our perceptions and behaviour, and how in return we shape them.

9:00AM - 6:30PM

Highlight Discovery: 200 years of the Cambridge Philosophical Society

Founded in 1819, the Cambridge Philosophical Society provided an open forum for Cambridge graduates to discuss current scientific ideas and present new research. This exhibition shows us how the activity of the Cambridge Philosophical Society underpins 200 years of discovery.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Enriching Collections: Recent acquisitions of prints and drawings 2009 – 2019

This exhibition is the second of two successive selections of works on paper which celebrate the outstanding generosity of benefactors and donors who have helped to enrich the collections.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Fans Unfolded: Conserving the Lennox-Boyd collection

Showcasing rare and exquisitely decorated fans from the collection of the Hon. Christopher Lennox Boyd, allocated to the Museum by H.M. Government in lieu of inheritance tax in 2015, this display reveals the techniques behind the making, investigation and conservation of fans.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Palaces in the Night: The urban landscape in Whistler’s prints

This second exhibition of the Fitzwilliam’s collection of etchings, drypoints and lithographs, by the American artist James McNeill Whistler, is devoted to the cityscapes for which he is most celebrated as a printmaker.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Highlight Summer at the Museums

From pre-historic themed crafts and ancient archaeology, to pirate adventures on the high seas and nature-based fun, scroll down to choose from over 140 low-cost or FREE family events.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

The celebrated Mr Belzoni: A cultural gift to the Fitzwilliam

This in-focus exhibition is centred on a new acquisition: Jan Adam Kruseman’s posthumous portrait of the celebrated adventurer, Giovanni Battista Belzoni, known as ‘The Great Belzoni’.

11:00AM - 3:00PM

Summer at the Museums: An Egyptian Summer

Enjoy a range of activities about Ancient Egypt

7:00PM - 8:30PM

Café Sci Cambridge: The vital first months of life

Join Dr Christine O'Farrelly as she looks at the earliest aspects of child development, including preventing psychological or psychiatric problems in young children.

Thu 15 August 9:00AM - 5:00PM

Exhibition: Permeable Spaces

An exhibition that questions how physical spaces shape our perceptions and behaviour, and how in return we shape them.

9:00AM - 6:30PM

Highlight Discovery: 200 years of the Cambridge Philosophical Society

Founded in 1819, the Cambridge Philosophical Society provided an open forum for Cambridge graduates to discuss current scientific ideas and present new research. This exhibition shows us how the activity of the Cambridge Philosophical Society underpins 200 years of discovery.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Enriching Collections: Recent acquisitions of prints and drawings 2009 – 2019

This exhibition is the second of two successive selections of works on paper which celebrate the outstanding generosity of benefactors and donors who have helped to enrich the collections.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Fans Unfolded: Conserving the Lennox-Boyd collection

Showcasing rare and exquisitely decorated fans from the collection of the Hon. Christopher Lennox Boyd, allocated to the Museum by H.M. Government in lieu of inheritance tax in 2015, this display reveals the techniques behind the making, investigation and conservation of fans.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Palaces in the Night: The urban landscape in Whistler’s prints

This second exhibition of the Fitzwilliam’s collection of etchings, drypoints and lithographs, by the American artist James McNeill Whistler, is devoted to the cityscapes for which he is most celebrated as a printmaker.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Highlight Summer at the Museums

From pre-historic themed crafts and ancient archaeology, to pirate adventures on the high seas and nature-based fun, scroll down to choose from over 140 low-cost or FREE family events.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

The celebrated Mr Belzoni: A cultural gift to the Fitzwilliam

This in-focus exhibition is centred on a new acquisition: Jan Adam Kruseman’s posthumous portrait of the celebrated adventurer, Giovanni Battista Belzoni, known as ‘The Great Belzoni’.

12:30PM - 4:00PM

Summer at the Museums: Corals and Kiribati

Visit two Museums in one day and enjoy coral themed activities.

1:00PM - 4:30PM

Corals!

An afternoon of coral themed activities for ages 4+

Fri 16 August 9:00AM - 5:00PM

Exhibition: Permeable Spaces

An exhibition that questions how physical spaces shape our perceptions and behaviour, and how in return we shape them.

9:00AM - 6:30PM

Highlight Discovery: 200 years of the Cambridge Philosophical Society

Founded in 1819, the Cambridge Philosophical Society provided an open forum for Cambridge graduates to discuss current scientific ideas and present new research. This exhibition shows us how the activity of the Cambridge Philosophical Society underpins 200 years of discovery.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Enriching Collections: Recent acquisitions of prints and drawings 2009 – 2019

This exhibition is the second of two successive selections of works on paper which celebrate the outstanding generosity of benefactors and donors who have helped to enrich the collections.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Fans Unfolded: Conserving the Lennox-Boyd collection

Showcasing rare and exquisitely decorated fans from the collection of the Hon. Christopher Lennox Boyd, allocated to the Museum by H.M. Government in lieu of inheritance tax in 2015, this display reveals the techniques behind the making, investigation and conservation of fans.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Palaces in the Night: The urban landscape in Whistler’s prints

This second exhibition of the Fitzwilliam’s collection of etchings, drypoints and lithographs, by the American artist James McNeill Whistler, is devoted to the cityscapes for which he is most celebrated as a printmaker.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Highlight Summer at the Museums

From pre-historic themed crafts and ancient archaeology, to pirate adventures on the high seas and nature-based fun, scroll down to choose from over 140 low-cost or FREE family events.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

The celebrated Mr Belzoni: A cultural gift to the Fitzwilliam

This in-focus exhibition is centred on a new acquisition: Jan Adam Kruseman’s posthumous portrait of the celebrated adventurer, Giovanni Battista Belzoni, known as ‘The Great Belzoni’.

10:30AM - 11:15AM

Animal Tails: Worms worms worms

Children's activity all about worms!

11:30AM - 12:15PM

Animal Tails: Worms worms worms

Children's activity all about worms!

Sat 17 August 9:00AM - 4:30PM

Highlight Discovery: 200 years of the Cambridge Philosophical Society

Founded in 1819, the Cambridge Philosophical Society provided an open forum for Cambridge graduates to discuss current scientific ideas and present new research. This exhibition shows us how the activity of the Cambridge Philosophical Society underpins 200 years of discovery.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Enriching Collections: Recent acquisitions of prints and drawings 2009 – 2019

This exhibition is the second of two successive selections of works on paper which celebrate the outstanding generosity of benefactors and donors who have helped to enrich the collections.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Fans Unfolded: Conserving the Lennox-Boyd collection

Showcasing rare and exquisitely decorated fans from the collection of the Hon. Christopher Lennox Boyd, allocated to the Museum by H.M. Government in lieu of inheritance tax in 2015, this display reveals the techniques behind the making, investigation and conservation of fans.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Palaces in the Night: The urban landscape in Whistler’s prints

This second exhibition of the Fitzwilliam’s collection of etchings, drypoints and lithographs, by the American artist James McNeill Whistler, is devoted to the cityscapes for which he is most celebrated as a printmaker.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Highlight Summer at the Museums

From pre-historic themed crafts and ancient archaeology, to pirate adventures on the high seas and nature-based fun, scroll down to choose from over 140 low-cost or FREE family events.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

The celebrated Mr Belzoni: A cultural gift to the Fitzwilliam

This in-focus exhibition is centred on a new acquisition: Jan Adam Kruseman’s posthumous portrait of the celebrated adventurer, Giovanni Battista Belzoni, known as ‘The Great Belzoni’.

1:00PM - 4:00PM

Highlight Open Saturday: Defeat The Helix

An alien life-form known as The Helix has found Earth and is taking over the planet as we know it! Can you solve clues to defeat them? Enter Mission HQ at the Wellcome Genome Campus and work together - only your skills puzzle-solving can save us now!

Sun 18 August 10:00AM - 5:00PM

Highlight Summer at the Museums

From pre-historic themed crafts and ancient archaeology, to pirate adventures on the high seas and nature-based fun, scroll down to choose from over 140 low-cost or FREE family events.

12:00PM - 4:00PM

Studio Sunday

Free, drop-in, artist led workshops for families.

12:00PM - 5:00PM

Enriching Collections: Recent acquisitions of prints and drawings 2009 – 2019

This exhibition is the second of two successive selections of works on paper which celebrate the outstanding generosity of benefactors and donors who have helped to enrich the collections.

12:00PM - 5:00PM

Fans Unfolded: Conserving the Lennox-Boyd collection

Showcasing rare and exquisitely decorated fans from the collection of the Hon. Christopher Lennox Boyd, allocated to the Museum by H.M. Government in lieu of inheritance tax in 2015, this display reveals the techniques behind the making, investigation and conservation of fans.

12:00PM - 5:00PM

Palaces in the Night: The urban landscape in Whistler’s prints

This second exhibition of the Fitzwilliam’s collection of etchings, drypoints and lithographs, by the American artist James McNeill Whistler, is devoted to the cityscapes for which he is most celebrated as a printmaker.

12:00PM - 5:00PM

The celebrated Mr Belzoni: A cultural gift to the Fitzwilliam

This in-focus exhibition is centred on a new acquisition: Jan Adam Kruseman’s posthumous portrait of the celebrated adventurer, Giovanni Battista Belzoni, known as ‘The Great Belzoni’.