Every year the museums of Cambridge open their doors on a one night only basis, after dark so that budding explorers can examine the treasures within by torchlight.
Last year was the first year we attended and I wasn’t sure what to expect.
Surely they can’t really let the children of Cambridgeshire loose in a museum in the dark? Yep, they do and it really is dark too. Torches are a must.
My children all love the Night at the Museum films (let’s just forget the second one ever happened…) and having recently seen the third instalment are all keen to make like Larry and discover the magic of a museum after hours. Just without the peeing Capuchin! 😉
We did a couple of the museums last year but The Sedgwick Museum was without a doubt the best. My daughter as I’ve mentioned before has a slight obsession for fossils and bones so she’s in her element and who wouldn’t want to poke around an Iguanodon in the dark?
Many of the other museums take part, the Fitzwilliam is open although not dark and as serious as ever. More information about the museums taking part can be found Here.
This year the event will be held on Wednesday 18 February 2015 4.30 – 8.30pm, which is half term in these parts. It does get busy so getting there early is a good idea.
Don’t forget your torch!