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Cambridge Museum of Technology
Events Calendar: 2016

April 2016

Saturday, April 16, 2016 + Sunday April 17, 2016
Engine Rally Day

May 2016

Wednesday, May 11, 2016 to Sunday, May 22, 2016
Revolve: Anglia Ruskin University Cambridge School of Art

Site-specific installations inspired by the context of the Old Pumping Station, now Cambridge Museum of Technology.

Friday, May 13, 2016 to Saturday, May 21, 2016
Freudian Slips Presents: "Turn Around When Possible And..."

Through personal recollections, artwork, music, spoken and written word, the exhibition explores journeys that uncover universal themes running through our lives.

June 2016

Saturday, June 18, 2016
Ermine Street Project presents: Cambridge Steampunk IV

Now in its fourth year, Cambridge Steampunk returns with: retro costumes and technology, books, stalls, tea duelling, hat racing, music, gaming, entertainment. Now with added zombies in the evening event!

10.30am-5pm: public admission to museum and event (£5)
7pm-10pm: ticketed evening event "Zombies without a Clue(do)" (£5)

Saturday, June 25, 2016
Museum on Air: Cambridge & District Amateur Radio Club

Broadcasting as GB1CMT from the Museum of Technology, Cambridge & District Amateur Radio Club will take to the airwaves as part of International Museums on the Air 2016.

Sunday, June 26, 2016
Event: Classic and Vintage Motorcycles

2pm-5pm: public admission to event and museum
Free entry for bikers and riders
Visitors: £3 adults, £2 concessions, £1.50 children
Organiser: Greeves Riders Association (Cambridge Section)

More about this event...

July 2016

Monday, July 4, 2016, 6.30pm-8pm
Garden Party at the Engineer's House

Engineer's House, Riverside, Cambridge

Come and find out what the museum is up to and meet our patrons over drinks and nibbles. Advance tickets: £10 at Eventbrite

Saturdays and Sundays in July (9-10, 16-17, 23-24) 2016
Open Studios at the Engineer's House

The Museum hosts Cambridge Open Studios: artists open their studios to the public.

Sunday, July 10 2016, 2pm-5pm
Book Sale

Coinciding with Cambridge Open Studios, a book sale to raise funds for the museum. Bring a book, buy a book! Free admission to the museum.

Coinciding with Cambridge Open Studios, a book sale to raise funds for the museum. Bring a book, buy a book! Free admission to the museum.


August 2016

Summer at the Museums


Wednesdays throughout August (3, 10, 17, 24, 31)
Family Engineering Sessions
Building Rockets and Bridges!

Family engineering fun run in conjunction with Cambridge University Engineering Department.  Suitable for children aged 7 and over. All children must be accompanied by an adult.  Places are limited: early booking is advised, email info@museumoftechnology.com to reserve your places. 
Admission: Adults £3.50, Concessions £2.00, Children £1.50 per session

Sunday 7 August 2016
Morris Minor Open Day
by Cambridge Morris Minor Owners Club

Owners from the Cambridge Morris Minors Club will be proudly displaying their vehicles for visitors. Any Morris Minor owners are very welcome to bring their cars. A great opportunity to view these iconic cars (and the museum)! (Morris Minor owners ought to use the Cheddars Lane entrance off Newmarket Road for vehicle access.)

Sunday, September 11, 2016

New Guide Trail to Enhance Visitor Experience!

As a museum which celebrates local technology it is particularly fitting that we’ve collaborated with Historyworks (who are known for delivering history in engaging ways to reach a wider public) and that the innovative design of the Bluetooth beacons took place on our doorstep at ARM.

Sunday, October 2, 2016
Model Railways and Meccano Building Day

Our ever-popular annual display of model railways (vintage and modern) return, running on the scenic replica landscape of Nidderdale (Yorkshire Dales).
This year, the Meccano Building Club will also have their work on display.
Families welcome!

Thursday, October 6, 2016
Development of the Pumping Station on Riverside, Cambridge

Berrak Gokay (formerly of Anglian Water), will share her research on the development of Cambridge’s sewage system and pumping station during the second half of the 19th century.  Berrak has been searching the archives to discover how a number of eminent engineers, including Joseph Bazalgette, contributed to the debate on how to clean up the River Cam. More information here.


Monday, October 10, 2016, 7.45pm
(Friends' Meeting House, Jesus Lane, Cambridge, CB5 8BA)
The Hovertrain Experiment
Cambridge Industrial Archaeology Society

Eddie Edwards will talk about the experimental Maglev train and track which ran from Earith to Sutton Gault in the 1960s. More...

Sunday, October 23, 2016
Pop-Up Farmers' Market: Pumpkin Festival

The Cambridge Pumpkin Festival arrives at the Cambridge Museum of Technology on Sunday October 23, 2016! Buy delicious food sourced from less than 50 miles away, and have a fantastic family day out with free kids’ activities and live music! More...

Saturday, October 29 + Sunday, October 30, 2016
Extreme Electronics organises:
2016 Cambridge Teslathon

Saturday, October 29, 2016: 11am-5pm
Sunday, October 30, 2016: 11am-3pm

Get ready for discharge!
Incredible display of teslacoils by Tesla coil builders of the UK (TCBOUK)
Public admission: Adults £3.50, Concessions £2.00, Children £1.50 per session

Saturday, 12 + Sunday, 13 November 2016
Pivotal presents a festival of the environment, community and technology

Saturday, November 12, 7:30pm-10.30pm
Sunday November 13, 10:30am-4pm

Films, talks, workshops, art work, music, nature walks, spoken word and story making about the links between technology and the natural world. Food & drinks too!

Festive Makeover: The Engineer's House on Riverside
Sunday 27 November 2016, 1pm

Come and give the Engineer's House on Riverside (next door to the Cambridge Museum of Technology) a festive makeover! All volunteers and suggestions are most welcome. Tea and coffees free from the shop for all helpers.

The Signal-Man by Charles Dickens
Wednesday 30th November, 7:30pm-9:00pm

A fundraising event for the Museum's development project: a rehearsed reading of this spine-tingling ghost story performed by Robert Lloyd Parry in the engine room followed by the opportunity to look around the pumping station and have a warm drink.
Tickets cost £10 plus booking fee and are available on Eventbrite .

Christmas at the Old Pumping Station
Sunday 4th December, 2pm to 5pm

Our first Sunday of the month open day has a special festive theme. We’ll be running family craft activities and hope to have some musicians along.



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