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Mon 1 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 - 12:30PM

Polar Stay and Play – Museum Openings for Under 5s

Explore the Polar Museum with your little ones when it is closed to the public!

10:00AM - 6:00PM

almost unthought - experimental works in aluminium by Silvano Cattai

Clare Hall Art Committee presents an exhibition of experimental works in aluminium by Silvano Cattai.

2:00PM - 3:30PM

Our Place in Space at the Whipple Museum

Drop in to the Whipple Museum for an Our Place in Space themed hands-on creative activity and check out their amazing collection of historical scientific instruments and teaching tools!

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.

6:15PM - 7:45PM

Iyengar Yoga Class

Small class with experienced teacher Robert Ashman.

Tue 2 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 - 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.

10:00AM - 6:00PM

almost unthought - experimental works in aluminium by Silvano Cattai

Clare Hall Art Committee presents an exhibition of experimental works in aluminium by Silvano Cattai.

2:00PM - 3:30PM

Our Place in Space at the Whipple Museum

Drop in to the Whipple Museum for an Our Place in Space themed hands-on creative activity and check out their amazing collection of historical scientific instruments and teaching tools!

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.

Wed 3 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 - 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.

10:00AM - 6:00PM

almost unthought - experimental works in aluminium by Silvano Cattai

Clare Hall Art Committee presents an exhibition of experimental works in aluminium by Silvano Cattai.

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 4 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 - 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.

10:00AM - 6:00PM

almost unthought - experimental works in aluminium by Silvano Cattai

Clare Hall Art Committee presents an exhibition of experimental works in aluminium by Silvano Cattai.

11:30AM - 4:00PM

Butterfly Time Machine Family Day

Come and meet actors from Emergency Exit Arts as they transform into butterfly explorers at the Museum of Zoology.

2:00PM - 3:30PM

Our Place in Space at the Whipple Museum

Drop in to the Whipple Museum for an Our Place in Space themed hands-on creative activity and check out their amazing collection of historical scientific instruments and teaching tools!

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.

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 5 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 - 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 - 3:30PM

Our Place in Space at the Whipple Museum

Drop in to the Whipple Museum for an Our Place in Space themed hands-on creative activity and check out their amazing collection of historical scientific instruments and teaching tools!

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 6 August 8:00AM - 9:00AM

Our Place in Space – Morning Yoga on Midsummer Common

Relax, unwind and be mindful by Mercury! Take part in a relaxing open-air yoga session on Midsummer Common this Summer.

9:00AM - 10:00AM

Our Place in Space – Morning Yoga on Midsummer Common

Relax, unwind and be mindful by Mercury! Take part in a relaxing open-air yoga session on Midsummer Common this Summer.

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 - 11:00AM

Our Place in Space - Ice From Above at the Polar Museum

Join the team at The Polar Museum and help to map the coldest places on planet Earth with a giant floor map.

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.

12:00PM - 1:30PM

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 - 3:00PM

Exhibition tour with printmaker Louise Stebbing

Printmaker Louise Stebbing will give a tour of her current retrospective of 40 years of printmaking.

2:00PM - 4:00PM

Family first Saturdays

Visit our Fitz Family Welcome Point and collect materials to use in the Museum.

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 ...

Sun 7 August 9:00AM - 10:00AM

Our Place in Space – Morning Yoga on Midsummer Common

Relax, unwind and be mindful by Mercury! Take part in a relaxing open-air yoga session on Midsummer Common this Summer.

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 - 11:00AM

Our Place in Space - Cycle the Solar System

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

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.

10:30AM - 12:00PM

Hidden Cambridge walking tour

90 minute Walking tour with a Blue Badge Guide around the oldest part of Cambridge (foot of Castle Hill)

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.

1:00PM

BioBlitz 2022

Welcome to BioBlitz 2022! 24 hours of bookable talks & activities at Cambridge University Botanic Garden

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.