Twilight with the Museums: Digital Sleepover
We've put together a whole range of activities which has everything you need to create your own museum sleepover - at home.
Enjoy a special tale from renowned storyteller Wendy Shearer, explore the night sky with the Whipple Museum, join-in with some climate change karaoke from the Polar Museum, experience some 'spooky' encounters at the Sedgwick Museum, build your own den and more.
In addition to a massive choice of pre-recorded and downloadable events and activities, you can also catch-up with TV presenters and YouTubers Maddie Moate & Greg Foot as they embarked on an interactive, twilight adventure to find the secrets of the mysterious Moonflower.
Monday 14 - Sunday 20 February
You will find plenty of drop-in and bookable family events happening across the museums throughout half-term. Just visit our What's On page and search for Twilight Half-term. Please note that these activities will be added to in the lead-up to half-term.
More information on opening times and visiting the University of Cambridge Museums safely can be found on our Visiting page.
This year's artwork has been created in partnership with the Children and Young People's Participation Service.
Thank you to Samarth aged 6, Lydia aged 9, Freya aged 7, Joshua aged 5, and Renata aged 9.
Twilight with the Museums is delivered by the University of Cambridge Museums with funding from Arts Council England and Cambridge City Council. Events are delivered by the following University and independent museums:
Join Curator of Malacology Dr Richard Preece as he describes the Sir Peter Scott Commemorative Expedition to the Pitcairn Islands in 1991-2.
Join us for the last weekend of 'Richard Pousette-Dart: Beginnings, A Young Abstract Expressionist in New York'.
British pianist Ivana Gavrić performs at Kettle's Yard.
A concert with artists in residence Kaleidoscope Chamber Collective. Tom Poster (piano) will be playing with Karim Sulayman (tenor), Alec Frank-Gemmill (horn) and Mathilde Milwidsky (violin).
One of Britain’s finest string quartets, with a commitment to bringing together wide-ranging projects and programmes to expand the string quartet repertoire.
Violist and director Jennifer Stumm is recognized as one of the world’s dynamic and creative leaders for her instrument, known both for her distinctive sound and unbridled enthusiasm for music.
The Holy City of Jerusalem is central to the three Abrahamic traditions of Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Control of the city has been contested by the great empires of the region and has changed hands many times.
In 2015, the Museum received an exceptional collection of drawings, ceramics, glass and bronzes from Sir Ivor and Lady Batchelor, through the Art Fund.
To complement the major show on James McNeill Whistler (1834-1903), the Print Room is holding an exhibition of the artist’s etchings, drypoints and lithographs focussing on people.
This exhibition is the first of two successive selections of works on paper to celebrate the outstanding generosity of benefactors and donors who have helped to enrich the collections.
A temporary display at the University Museum of Zoology highlights historical depictions of both exotic and more familiar animals.
This exhibition looks at the changing face of travel, production and population in the Milesian landscape (around the ancient city of Miletos, today in modern Turkey) through photographs.
Acclaimed as a pianist of “amazing power and panache” (The Telegraph), Clare Hammond is recognised for the virtuosity and authority of her performances.
The Piatti Quartet are one of the most distinguished quartets of their generation.
An evening with Savitri Grier and Richard Uttley
Our artists in residence, Kaleidoscope Chamber Collective return to Kettle’s Yard in the first concert of our summer term.
How can we understand the history of the Earth's oceans by studying microfossils in columns of mud from the bottom of the sea?