There are 13 museums in Cambridge (& a ghost tour round the city ..all for free) who are taking part in A mixture of free drop-in and bookable events are taking place from 4.30pm on Wednesday 13th February 2013. ..this is not a regular happening so if you want to go & tour by torchlight follow te links & talk to your parents & carers, most places are free to visit so a great opportunity to do something that bit different!
FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY
As darkness falls, the fun begins. Create glow-in-the-dark artworks, enter illuminated glasshouses and explore Cambridge museums and collections by torchlight.
Start planning your Twilight adventure: download the leaflet here [PDF].
Bring your torch and enjoy the wonderful world of museums after dark at:
- Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
- Cambridge University Botanic Garden
- Cambridge & County Folk Museum
- Cambridge Science Centre
- Museum of Classical Archaeology
- Farmland Museum and Denny Abbey
- Fitzwilliam Museum
- Kettle's Yard
- The Polar Museum
- Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences
- Whipple Museum of the History of Science
- Cambridge Museum of Technology
- Museum of Zoology
- Guided Torchlight Tours
Bring your torch and follow in the footsteps of those who have met people and discovered places in the past. Navigate your way through the new gallery. Find unlit lamps, canoes out of water and soles without shoes. What new and unusual things will you find?
When the lights go down across the city, we'll be lighting up our glasshouse range for a night time plant 'story' safari.
Cambridge and County Folk Museum
Join us in using mirrors, torches, zoetropes, kaleidoscopes and more to create patterns and pictures that confuse our brains! Explore the Museum and trick your eyes with a range of confusing colours, puzzling patterns and strange shapes which will leave you wondering what is real and what is an illusion.
For more details or to book your place:firstname.lastname@example.org or 01223 355159
Head along to the new Cambridge Science Centre to get hands-on with the mysteries of light and colour. What will you discover with our special exhibits and mini-demos in the dark? Come along to find out.
Collect a magic torch as you enter and discover the mythical world of gods and goddesses. Use your own torch as well and shine a new light on the past.
Explore the magical abbey under a starlit sky, away from street lights and city noise. Follow the winding pathway of sparkling lights and find lantern making in the visitor centre, ghost story-telling in the abbey and warming refreshments in the cosy tea room.
Explore the collections inside and out; dip into the shadows and bathe in the light and be amazed by a fantastic light-show projected onto the building.
Start in the house with drawing activities and then move to the Education Studio to transform sketches into a massive 'glow in the dark' artwork.
Session 1 â€“ 4:30pm
Session 2 â€“ 6:00pm
For more details or to book your place: 01223 748100
Have you ever wondered what happens in a museum after dark? Find out and explore in the eerie glow of the Northern Lights!
See our spectacular collections in a different light. What will you discover in the shadows?
Bring your torch and experience the darkness of space in the Whipple. Find out how humans have investigated the Solar System and made models and maps of the planets, moons and other objects.
Come and use lights to create fantastic art in the museum's atmospheric pumping station home.
Session 1 â€“ 4:30pm to 5:45pm
Session 2 â€“ 6:15pm to 7:30pm
For more details or to book your place:email@example.com
Discover a world of spooky animal sounds, glowing creatures and the animals that come out at night. Make your own glow worm, learn how animals 'see' in the dark, guess the mystery objects, and follow the trail of fireflies around the museum to explore the wildlife of the world's forests.
Join the Blue Badge Guides for a spooky torchlight tour through the city. Explore the winding streets before arriving at the Museum of Classical Archaeology.
Meeting point: Queens Green/ Silver Street