Join the Polar Museum team for a Touch Tour and explore a range of objects from different Arctic cultures.
Meet at Museum entrance. Guide dogs and companions are welcome. The Tour will last 90 minutes.
For bookings and queries please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or telephone Vanessa Dolphin (Programmes & Communications Assistant) on 01223 761067. You can also leave a message on this number.
Join us for our museum wellbeing and making workshops for adults at the Polar Museum! Meet and Make at the Museum sessions are all about giving you a supportive and social space to be creative. Making new crafts, making space for yourself, and making new connections. A chance for you to explore working with different materials and learn new skills with others. This session we will be using and creating stencils to create blended glitter art. We will be discussing polar light phenomena.
Join us for our museum wellbeing and making workshops for adults at the Polar Museum! Meet and Make at the Museum sessions are all about giving you a supportive and social space to be creative. Making new crafts, making space for yourself, and making new connections. A chance for you to explore working with different materials and learn new skills with others. This session we will be making pop-up polar cards and talking about love in the polar regions.
For ages 16+
Discover some of the fascinating themes in the museum with our tea and talk programme for adults. Each session will have a 40-minute talk followed by a chance to chat with the experts and your fellow attendees over a cuppa. For this session our museum collections coordinator, Henrietta Hammant will be exploring the near misses of Antarctic explorers.
For ages 16+
Secondary and sixth form art teachers, join artist Anna Brownsted in this teacher CPD to play games of chance, explore creative cause and effects and experiment with
Join us in our Clore Learning Studio for free, practical art making workshops. Respond to the displays and exhibitions to make your own artworks. Get creative with artists and our learning volunteers, no previous art experience needed!
Activities are for all but most suitable for children between 3 and 11 years. We like to encourage parents/carers to create alongside their child.
If Studio Sunday is busy, you can still get creative by picking up some of our free art activities from the desk.
About the event
About the event
This talk focuses on the enslavement of white Europeans on the Barbary coast of North Africa between the 16th and 19th century, a time which saw over a million individuals kidnapped from their homes and sold into systematic enslavement. Learn about the capture and transportation of people from the village of Baltimore, Ireland; the relationship between European Barbary pirates/corsairs and African enslavers; and discover how former slaves’ knowledge was used to understand strategic military plans.
Learn about the role Olaudiah Equiano played in the shaping of Cambridge and London society for the black population. Discover the impact of his autobiography on societies, and the role it played in changing perspectives on the slave trade in British society. Equiano was a man of many talents, and his success as a talented campaigner and competitive businessman and leader will also be discussed.
With Dr Carol Brown-Leonardi, lecturer and researcher currently working at the Open University in the Department of Geography (FASS) and Global Studies.