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Mon 8 August 9:00AM - 5:00PM

Summer with the Museums

This summer, find fun and adventure close to home with free/ low-cost family events and activities

9:00AM - 7:00PM

Louise Stebbing: A retrospective - 40 years of printmaking

An exhibition of printmaking at the Alison Richard Building.

10:00AM - 12:00PM

From Southwold to Alice Springs: Selected Works from the Collection of Robert Cripps

From Southwold to Alice Springs is a major exhibition of works from the remarkable collection of Robert Cripps, focusing on East Anglian and Australian art.

2:00PM - 4:00PM

From Southwold to Alice Springs: Selected Works from the Collection of Robert Cripps

From Southwold to Alice Springs is a major exhibition of works from the remarkable collection of Robert Cripps, focusing on East Anglian and Australian art.

4:00PM - 6:00PM

Our Place in Space - Minecraft and Coding Sessions

Our Creative Learning team are coming to Cambridge for a week of Minecraft and coding workshops inspired by Our Place in Space.

6:15PM - 7:45PM

Iyengar Yoga Class

Small class with experienced teacher Robert Ashman.

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

Summer with the Museums

This summer, find fun and adventure close to home with free/ low-cost family events and activities

9:00AM - 7:00PM

Louise Stebbing: A retrospective - 40 years of printmaking

An exhibition of printmaking at the Alison Richard Building.

10:00AM - 11:00AM

Our Place in Space - Guided Tours of the Solar System

Join us for a guided tour of the Our Place in Space sculpture trail of the solar system on the spectacular Midsummer Common.

10:00AM - 12:00PM

From Southwold to Alice Springs: Selected Works from the Collection of Robert Cripps

From Southwold to Alice Springs is a major exhibition of works from the remarkable collection of Robert Cripps, focusing on East Anglian and Australian art.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Hockney's Eye: The Art and Technology of Depiction

One of the most influential artists of our time, David Hockney (b.1937) takes over Cambridge this spring and summer with an exhibition across The Fitzwilliam Museum and The Heong Gallery, Downing College.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Highlight Hockney’s Eye: The Art and Technology of Depiction

One of the most influential artists of our time, David Hockney (b.1937) takes over Cambridge this spring and summer with an exhibition across The Fitzwilliam Museum and The Heong Gallery, Downing College.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Highlight True to Nature: Open Air Painting in Europe 1780

In this unique exhibition, explore the inventive ways artists in the 18th and 19th centuries recorded fleeting moment in nature, capturing the effects of light, drama, and atmosphere first-hand in the open air.

1:00PM - 3:00PM

Our Place in Space - Minecraft and Coding Sessions

Our Creative Learning team are coming to Cambridge for a week of Minecraft and coding workshops inspired by Our Place in Space.

2:00PM - 4:00PM

From Southwold to Alice Springs: Selected Works from the Collection of Robert Cripps

From Southwold to Alice Springs is a major exhibition of works from the remarkable collection of Robert Cripps, focusing on East Anglian and Australian art.

7:30PM - 9:00PM

‘Secrets Never To Be Told’

From Gwydir Street to Vancouver – how local history research unravelled an extraordinary story Local resident and former BBC journalist Fiona Chesterton will talk about how she came to write a book about what started as a small amateur research project into a distant cousin called Jessie Underwood.

Wed 10 August 9:00AM

Wellness Wanders

Short (approx. 10 min) films taking viewers on a virtual wander around the Garden.

9:00AM - 5:00PM

Summer with the Museums

This summer, find fun and adventure close to home with free/ low-cost family events and activities

9:00AM - 7:00PM

Louise Stebbing: A retrospective - 40 years of printmaking

An exhibition of printmaking at the Alison Richard Building.

10:00AM - 11:00AM

Our Place in Space - Guided Tours of the Solar System

Join us for a guided tour of the Our Place in Space sculpture trail of the solar system on the spectacular Midsummer Common.

10:00AM - 12:00PM

From Southwold to Alice Springs: Selected Works from the Collection of Robert Cripps

From Southwold to Alice Springs is a major exhibition of works from the remarkable collection of Robert Cripps, focusing on East Anglian and Australian art.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Hockney's Eye: The Art and Technology of Depiction

One of the most influential artists of our time, David Hockney (b.1937) takes over Cambridge this spring and summer with an exhibition across The Fitzwilliam Museum and The Heong Gallery, Downing College.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Highlight Hockney’s Eye: The Art and Technology of Depiction

One of the most influential artists of our time, David Hockney (b.1937) takes over Cambridge this spring and summer with an exhibition across The Fitzwilliam Museum and The Heong Gallery, Downing College.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Highlight True to Nature: Open Air Painting in Europe 1780

In this unique exhibition, explore the inventive ways artists in the 18th and 19th centuries recorded fleeting moment in nature, capturing the effects of light, drama, and atmosphere first-hand in the open air.

1:00PM - 3:00PM

Our Place in Space - Minecraft and Coding Sessions

Our Creative Learning team are coming to Cambridge for a week of Minecraft and coding workshops inspired by Our Place in Space.

2:00PM - 4:00PM

From Southwold to Alice Springs: Selected Works from the Collection of Robert Cripps

From Southwold to Alice Springs is a major exhibition of works from the remarkable collection of Robert Cripps, focusing on East Anglian and Australian art.

Thu 11 August 9:00AM - 5:00PM

Summer with the Museums

This summer, find fun and adventure close to home with free/ low-cost family events and activities

9:00AM - 7:00PM

Louise Stebbing: A retrospective - 40 years of printmaking

An exhibition of printmaking at the Alison Richard Building.

10:00AM - 12:00PM

From Southwold to Alice Springs: Selected Works from the Collection of Robert Cripps

From Southwold to Alice Springs is a major exhibition of works from the remarkable collection of Robert Cripps, focusing on East Anglian and Australian art.

10:00AM - 12:00PM

Our Place in Space - Minecraft and Coding Sessions

Our Creative Learning team are coming to Cambridge for a week of Minecraft and coding workshops inspired by Our Place in Space.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Hockney's Eye: The Art and Technology of Depiction

One of the most influential artists of our time, David Hockney (b.1937) takes over Cambridge this spring and summer with an exhibition across The Fitzwilliam Museum and The Heong Gallery, Downing College.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Highlight Hockney’s Eye: The Art and Technology of Depiction

One of the most influential artists of our time, David Hockney (b.1937) takes over Cambridge this spring and summer with an exhibition across The Fitzwilliam Museum and The Heong Gallery, Downing College.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Highlight True to Nature: Open Air Painting in Europe 1780

In this unique exhibition, explore the inventive ways artists in the 18th and 19th centuries recorded fleeting moment in nature, capturing the effects of light, drama, and atmosphere first-hand in the open air.

2:00PM - 3:00PM

Our Place in Space - Guided Tours of the Solar System

Join us for a guided tour of the Our Place in Space sculpture trail of the solar system on the spectacular Midsummer Common.

2:00PM - 4:00PM

From Southwold to Alice Springs: Selected Works from the Collection of Robert Cripps

From Southwold to Alice Springs is a major exhibition of works from the remarkable collection of Robert Cripps, focusing on East Anglian and Australian art.

5:00PM - 6:45PM

Highlight The Ghost in the Garden

Join Cambridge University Library for an evening with Dr Jude Piesse to discuss Charles Darwin's forgotten garden.

6:00PM - 7:30PM

Sex and the City: Cambridge Women, Town and Gown

A guided tour through the lovely centre of Cambridge which explores the inspiring, shocking and delightful stories of its women. From poets to bedders, from scientists to social reformers - get to know some of these amazing hidden figures.

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

Summer with the Museums

This summer, find fun and adventure close to home with free/ low-cost family events and activities

9:00AM - 7:00PM

Louise Stebbing: A retrospective - 40 years of printmaking

An exhibition of printmaking at the Alison Richard Building.

10:00AM - 12:00PM

Our Place in Space - Minecraft and Coding Sessions

Our Creative Learning team are coming to Cambridge for a week of Minecraft and coding workshops inspired by Our Place in Space.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Hockney's Eye: The Art and Technology of Depiction

One of the most influential artists of our time, David Hockney (b.1937) takes over Cambridge this spring and summer with an exhibition across The Fitzwilliam Museum and The Heong Gallery, Downing College.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Highlight Hockney’s Eye: The Art and Technology of Depiction

One of the most influential artists of our time, David Hockney (b.1937) takes over Cambridge this spring and summer with an exhibition across The Fitzwilliam Museum and The Heong Gallery, Downing College.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Highlight True to Nature: Open Air Painting in Europe 1780

In this unique exhibition, explore the inventive ways artists in the 18th and 19th centuries recorded fleeting moment in nature, capturing the effects of light, drama, and atmosphere first-hand in the open air.

11:00AM - 12:00PM

Pepys Library Tours

A tour of the Pepys Library with Dr Jane Hughes, Pepys Librarian and Fellow of Magdalene College.

2:00PM - 3:00PM

Our Place in Space - Guided Tours of the Solar System

Join us for a guided tour of the Our Place in Space sculpture trail of the solar system on the spectacular Midsummer Common.

5:30PM - 7:00PM

Lies, Spies and Double-Dealing: A Cambridge Spy Tour

A walking tour which unmasks the long tradition of Cambridge spying, from the earliest days of the university to recent times; from Christopher Marlowe to James Blunt, via James Bond. The tour will be led by Green Badge Guides.

7:30PM - 8:30PM

Haunted Cambridge Ghost Tours

Cambridge guides' scariest storytellers take you to the darker byways of our city, where the spirits of the dead still hover ...

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

Summer with the Museums

This summer, find fun and adventure close to home with free/ low-cost family events and activities

10:00AM - 11:30AM

Highlight Behind-the-scenes of the Historical Printing Room

Go behind-the-scenes in the Morison Historical Printing Room at Cambridge University Library, to learn about letterpress printing and links to the Darwin family.

10:00AM - 4:00PM

Polar Pop-ups - Summer Saturdays at the Polar Museum

Explore the museum this summer with your family and friends. Try out our pop-up activity station bursting with different activities, games and books to discover.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Art exhibition: 'Kill or Cure'

Lethal or life-giving? Wolfson's exciting contemporary art exhibition explores the potential of animals, plants, and substances from the natural world to ‘Kill’ and/or ‘Cure’.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Hockney's Eye: The Art and Technology of Depiction

One of the most influential artists of our time, David Hockney (b.1937) takes over Cambridge this spring and summer with an exhibition across The Fitzwilliam Museum and The Heong Gallery, Downing College.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Highlight Hockney’s Eye: The Art and Technology of Depiction

One of the most influential artists of our time, David Hockney (b.1937) takes over Cambridge this spring and summer with an exhibition across The Fitzwilliam Museum and The Heong Gallery, Downing College.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Highlight True to Nature: Open Air Painting in Europe 1780

In this unique exhibition, explore the inventive ways artists in the 18th and 19th centuries recorded fleeting moment in nature, capturing the effects of light, drama, and atmosphere first-hand in the open air.

2:30PM - 4:30PM

Uncomfortable Cambridge Tours

Discover Cambridge in a different way on this guided walking tour, focusing on the uncomfortable stories of power and privilege which have shaped both the university and the city.

7:30PM - 8:30PM

Haunted Cambridge Ghost Tours

Cambridge guides' scariest storytellers take you to the darker byways of our city, where the spirits of the dead still hover ...

8:00PM - 10:00PM

Our Place in Space - Cycle the Solar System

Hop on your bike and cycle your way through the solar system with fellow explorers.

9:00PM - 11:00PM

Our Place in Space - Meteors on Midsummer: Silent Disco Skygazing

Taking place on Midsummer Common during the peak of the Perseid meteor shower, this unique event will invite you to lie back and open your eyes and ears to the wonder of the sky.

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

Summer with the Museums

This summer, find fun and adventure close to home with free/ low-cost family events and activities

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Art exhibition: 'Kill or Cure'

Lethal or life-giving? Wolfson's exciting contemporary art exhibition explores the potential of animals, plants, and substances from the natural world to ‘Kill’ and/or ‘Cure’.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Hockney's Eye: The Art and Technology of Depiction

One of the most influential artists of our time, David Hockney (b.1937) takes over Cambridge this spring and summer with an exhibition across The Fitzwilliam Museum and The Heong Gallery, Downing College.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Highlight Hockney’s Eye: The Art and Technology of Depiction

One of the most influential artists of our time, David Hockney (b.1937) takes over Cambridge this spring and summer with an exhibition across The Fitzwilliam Museum and The Heong Gallery, Downing College.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Highlight True to Nature: Open Air Painting in Europe 1780

In this unique exhibition, explore the inventive ways artists in the 18th and 19th centuries recorded fleeting moment in nature, capturing the effects of light, drama, and atmosphere first-hand in the open air.

11:00AM - 12:00PM

Our Place in Space - Storytelling at the Sun

Take yourself and your family or friends on a storytelling adventure by the Our Place in Space Sun on Sunday 14 or 21 August.

11:30AM - 1:00PM

Lies, Spies and Double-Dealing: A Cambridge Spy Tour

A walking tour which unmasks the long tradition of Cambridge spying, from the earliest days of the university to recent times; from Christopher Marlowe to James Blunt, via James Bond. The tour will be led by Green Badge Guides.

2:00PM - 3:00PM

Our Place in Space - Storytelling at the Sun

Take yourself and your family or friends on a storytelling adventure by the Our Place in Space Sun on Sunday 14 or 21 August.

2:30PM - 4:00PM

Sex and the City: Cambridge Women, Town and Gown

A guided tour through the lovely centre of Cambridge which explores the inspiring, shocking and delightful stories of its women. From poets to bedders, from scientists to social reformers - get to know some of these amazing hidden figures.

2:30PM - 4:30PM

Uncomfortable Cambridge Tours

Discover Cambridge in a different way on this guided walking tour, focusing on the uncomfortable stories of power and privilege which have shaped both the university and the city.