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Museum events

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Please contact us for details of hiring the museum as an event venue.

See also the archive of previous events.

Advertising poster for Twilight showing images from the museums

Twilight at the Museums

2016: Wednesday 17 February

4.30pm – 8.30pm

Twilight at the Museums is a FREE after-dark event for families where museums and collections across the city open their doors for a variety of torch-lit and illuminated adventures. With 12 organisations offering free drop-in activities and themed trails across 10 locations, there is plenty for families to enjoy.

Find out more.

Little Explorers

Little Explorers


16 March - 10.00 – 10.45, repeated at 11.15 - 12.00

18 May - 10.00 – 10.45

6 July - 10.00 – 10.45

A different 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. 1 year olds and under are free.

Please book by emailing stating your child's full name and age, and the time of session you would like to attend.

Image of textile map of the Antarctic

Antarctica is all stitched up!

Handling session for blind and partially sighted adults

Wed 27 April 2016 | 15:00 to 15:45
at the Fitzwilliam Museum

Join trained Museum staff from the Polar Museum and explore their interactive textile map of Antarctica.

This free event will take place at the Fitzwilliam Museum

Booking Essential.

tel: 01223 332904

or email: