Cambridge Museum of Technology, which opened its doors to the public in 1971, celebrates its 50th anniversary with a range of family activities this coming weekend.
Cambridge Museum of Technology plans birthday bash weekend
On Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 July between 10.30am and 5.30pm, the museum will host a fun-packed event suitable for all the family including live music, food and drink and full access to the Museum.
There will also be an exhibition showing how the Museum has developed over the past 50 years. The team would love visitors to dress up in 1970s gear.
Live music between 1pm and 5pm will be arranged by the Cambridge Folk club on Saturday 24th July including Fred’s House (pictured), Chris Fox, Jackson Creek, 4Tunes Friends and Mythopoeic and by Cambridge 105 Radio on Sunday 25th July. Artists to be announced.
Family activities will include craft workshops, outdoor toys and exciting and unique stories from the Cambridge Storytellers.
Community organisations and local charities will be on-site including 100 years of Coconuts exhibition and Cam Valley Forum.
William, the steam powered corporation road roller (below) will be on site and in steam along with other steam engines and a group of historic MG cars.
Food and drink will be provided by Kerb Kollective (Coffee, Ice Cream, Pastries), Caribbean Lick food van, Real Ales Bar and shop.
No need to pre-purchase tickets, just purchase on the day (card or cash accepted). Ticket prices are £6 for adults, £5 for concessions, £4 for children (5-18), under 5 free.
See the website for fully prices list including family tickets: Ticket prices for event days — Cambridge Museum of Technology
About Cambridge Museum of Technology
Cambridge Museum of Technology is the home of our industrial heritage. Based in the city’s historic sewage pumping station, the Museum helps people to explore, enjoy, and learn about their industrial heritage by celebrating the achievements of local industries and the people who worked in them. The large site on the River Cam has green spaces for picnics and a fun, relaxed atmosphere for families. There are audio-visual displays, hands-on exhibits, and children’s activities, as well as traditional museum displays and historic buildings.
The Victorian Pumping Station with its original machinery showcases 19th-century engineering and technology. Displays on the forgotten industries of Cambridge reveal an alternative side of the city’s history to the famous colleges. And the story is brought into the 20th Century with exhibitions on innovative local companies in our new building.
We preserve and demonstrate Cambridge's industrial heritage for the inspiration, enjoyment and education of all.