The transformation of the Cambridge Museum of Technology is about to begin!

Thanks to Heritage Lottery Fund we are beginning our major redevelopment,  Steam, Sewage and Semiconductors: Preserving the Industrial Heritage of Cambridge.  This project will put the Museum on the cultural landscape of Cambridge.  

We will create new exhibition space where you will be able to explore the world class technological innovation of local firms such as Pye and Cambridge Scientific Instrument Company which laid the foundations of the Cambridge Phenomenon.  

We will refurbish our historic boiler which will enable us to bring back to life the engines in the Victorian Pumping Station and also reveal Cambridge's forgotten heavy engineering history . We will make the site more accessible and provide a new, Riverside cafe.

Once the building works are complete, we will deliver  a wide ranging programme of events, exhibitions and activities to suit everyone, delivered by new staff members including an Education Officer and Community Engagement Coordinator who will join the Curator and Assistant Curator.

Look out for more information about this project on the Museum's Website and social-media channels, including:

  • designs, schedules and work-in-progress updates
  • how you can get involved as a volunteer and be part of this amazing project
  • how you can interact with the Museum at local pop-up events in Cambridge during the redevelopment

Fundraising for this project continues and if you would like to contribute please visit the project on Charity Choice  or  contact the museum.

Architectural plans of Cambridge Museum of Technology: Steam, Sewage, Semiconductors
Freeland Rees Roberts architects